Impetigo, antibiotic use and hydrogen peroxide 1% cream

1st April 2020 by Louise Hudman

Impetigo, antibiotic use and hydrogen peroxide 1% cream

Image by James Heilman, MD

This is a new guideline from NICE on the use of antibiotics in impetigo. It was published in Feb 2020.

My key learning point from this is that we should now consider using hydrogen peroxide 1% cream as the first line in localised non-bullous impetigo.

Why the change in practice?

Join

Join to view the rest of this content, as well as access all the benefits of joining NASGP.

Join

Login

Already a member? Login to view this content.

Login

"We’ve worked with the NASGP now for over a decade, and have always been impressed with their commitment to promoting a really productive working relationship between practices and GP locums, with the ultimate aim of making sure patients receive the best care, no matter which GP they see."

Lynda Cox, Practice Cover

Lynda Cox, Practice Cover

See the full list of features within our NASGP membership plans

Membership