Bacitracin Topical

In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2024 Jan.


This educational initiative on topical bacitracin offers healthcare practitioners essential insights and resources for effectively utilizing this antibiotic in treating minor skin injuries such as cuts, scrapes, and burns. Bacitracin is a staple in both professional settings and home first aid kits, available as both a single-agent ointment and in a triple-therapy combination with neomycin and polymyxin B. The program outlines indications, mechanisms of action, safe administration practices, adverse effects, and contraindications, emphasizing proper patient education on the application and duration of treatment to optimize outcomes.

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  • Study Guide