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13.2.1 Bacterial skin infections

Propylene glycol, hydroxybenzoates (parabens)

40 gram

Mupirocin ointment and cream are not interchangeable – the prescription should specify formulation required. It should only be used on recommendation of Infection Control or Microbiology. It should not be used for longer than 10 days.

Excipients: benzyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol.

15 gram
15 gram

Silver sulfadiazine is used in the management of infected burns, leg ulcers and pressure sores 

Contents to be discarded seven days after opening

Excipients include cetyl alcohol, polysorbates, propylene glycol

50 gram

Staphylococcal resistance develops rapidly to Fucidin, making repeat courses unrealistic, therefore topical treatment of impetigo with Fucidin cream or ointment is not recommended.

Excipients include butyl hydroxytoluene, cetyl alcohol, wool fat

15 gram
30 gram
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