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Antibiotics are medications that kill or inhibit the growth of microorganisms, usually bacteria. Antibiotics work by attacking the source of the infection. Antibiotics may be prescribed in cases of eczema when skin becomes infected with bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, which causes Staph infections.

Mupirocin, Flucloxacillin, Erthyromycin, and Penicillin are all examples of antibiotics that may be used in cases of eczema infected with bacteria.

How do I take it?
Depending on the situation, antibiotics may be administered topically or orally.

Side effects
Some classes of antibiotics can cause more or worse side effects than others. Side effects often increase at higher dosages. Common side effects of antibiotics in general include headache, dizziness, fatigue, skin sensitivity to sunlight, nausea, diarrhea, and stomach upset.

Rarely, some antibiotics can cause serious side effects including convulsions, tendon rupture, severe headaches, hearing damage, kidney damage, vision problems, blood cell disorders, and severe intestinal infection by Clostridium difficile, also known as C. diff.

Antibiotics can also cause allergic reactions. Get medical help immediately if you experience difficulty breathing or swelling in the face, throat, eyes, lips, or tongue.

For more details about this treatment, visit:

Topicals, Oral Medicines and Phototherapy: An Overview of Eczema Treatments – National Eczema Association

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