Bacterial and fungal skin infections are common, ranging in severity from mild and annoying to life-threatening.
Professional Arts Pharmacy can provide personalized topical treatment options to manage the bioburden and biofilm in hard-to-treat skin infections using medications such as antibiotics, antifungals, and anti-inflammatories.
Topical therapy allows for the application of these medications directly to the infected tissue. Topical anti-infectives can also be dosed in much higher concentrations than systemic anti-infectives, do not rely on vascular transport or first-pass metabolism to be effective, and they can be used in conjunction with systemic anti-infectives when needed.
Topical medications can be prescribed in a variety of dosage forms including ointment application where maintenance of a moist environment is preferable, dry powder application where maintenance of a dry environment is preferable, as well as sprays and solutions for large, sensitive areas. Medications can even be delivered via saturated gauze treatment or irrigation in the case of a tunneling wound. Customized topical therapy provides flexibility to use what is best for a specific patient’s unique situation.
We can also offer the following customized options through our compounding services:
- Nail infection topicals – Anti-fungal and antibiotic preparations.
*With the newer molecular testing technology, reports show that most commonly suspected fungal nail infections are in fact bacterial in nature.
- Pain and diabetic neuropathy topicals
- Skin softening and debriding topicals
Ready for the next step?
Treat infections, decrease pain, and reduce swelling with the right medication from Professional Arts Pharmacy.