Topical Antibiotics - Emma Best

Date Published: 
Monday, December 19, 2016

Dr Emma Best talks about how we can reduce the usage of topical antibiotics in primary care.

Emma is a paediatric infectious disease specialist at Starship Hospital and a senior lecturer in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Auckland.


  • Antibiotic stewardship
  • Rapid increase in antibiotic resistant organisms
  • Latest advice on using topical antibiotics
  • Alternatives to topical antibiotics
  • Use of combined preparations 
  • Prevention of skin infections – patient advice
  • Bleach baths or antiseptic skin wash to prevent recurrence
  • Where to find patient resources
  • Take home messages

Practitioner Resources:

Resources updated August 2017



Emma Best
Paediatric infectious disease specialist

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