13.10. Anti-infective skin preparations
13.10.1. Antibacterial preparations
220.127.116.11. Antibacterial preparations only used topically
Used in MRSA eradication therapy as outlined by Infection Control guidelines. For nasal preparations, see section 12.2.3.
18.104.22.168. Antibacterial preparations also used systemically
For topical preparations, please refer to 13.6.1. Metronidazole is available in a range of topical preparations, some of which are licensed for acne rosacea. Consult BNF for further information.
For oral preparations, see section 5.1.7.
Restricted to specialist initiation for licensed indications.
For indications other than dermatology please refer to section 5.1.10
13.10.2. Antifungal preparations
Restrictions: Restrictions: Excludes Daktarin® powder.
Contains nystatin and chlorhexidine hydrochloride
13.10.3. Antiviral preparations
For oral preparations, see 22.214.171.124 and for eye ointment, see 11.3.3.
13.10.4. Parasiticidal preparationsFor the treatment of head lice, please refer to the NHSGGC Head Lice Service protocol available on StaffNet (Cut and paste the following link into your web browser to access): http://www.staffnet.ggc.scot.nhs.uk/Acute/Division%20Wide%20Services/Pharmacy%20and%20Prescribing%20Support%20Unit/Community%20Pharmacy/Documents/Head%20Lice%20guidance%20notes%20August%202009.doc
Preparations contain 4% dimeticone. Hedrin® does not contain a chemical insecticide, but works by encapsulating the head lice, preventing them from functioning.