Drugs for skin infection in Nigeria. Best creams for skin infection in Nigeria.

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What are skin infections?

Your skin is your body’s largest organ. It has many different functions, including covering and protecting your body. It helps keep germs out. But sometimes the germs can cause a skin infection. This often happens when there is a break, cut, or wound on your skin. It can also happen when your immune system is weakened, because of another disease or a medical treatment.

Some skin infections cover a small area on the top of your skin. Other infections can go deep into your skin or spread to a larger area.

Creams and Drugs for skin infection in Nigeria
Treatment for skin infection

What causes skin infections?

Skin infections are caused by different kinds of germs. For example,

Bacteria cause cellulitis, impetigo, and staphylococcal (staph) infections

Viruses cause shingles, warts, and herpes simplex

Fungi cause athlete’s foot, ringworm and yeast infections

Parasites cause body lice, head lice, and scabies

Skin infection may be the first manifestation of cancer.

Allergic skin reaction

Drug eruption from adverse drug effect

Who is at risk for skin infections?

You are at a higher risk for a skin infection if you

👉Have poor circulation

👉Have diabetes

👉Are older


👉Have an immune system disease, such as HIV/AIDS

👉Have a weakened immune system because of chemotherapy or other medicines that suppress your immune system

👉Have to stay in one position for a long time, such as if you are sick and have to stay in bed for a long time or you are paralyzed

👉Are malnourished

👉Have excessive skinfolds, which can happen if you have obesity

👉Skin infection may also be the first manifestations of cancer.

What are the symptoms of skin infections?

The symptoms depend on the type of infection. Some symptoms that are common to many skin infections include rashes, swelling, redness, pain, pus, and itching.

Treatment of skin infections

It depends on the cause of the skin infection. This will best be determined by a skin doctor called dermatologist ….if you can afford a specialist skin doctor, seeing any medical doctor will help. The doctor will be able to determine the best drugs for your skin disease based on the causative organism. This is because, an antifungal cream will not work for a bacterial skin infection or a viral type.

Creams and Drugs for skin infection in Nigeria

I will group the drugs and creams as such

Viral skin infection

Acyclovir tablets

Acyclovir cream

Podophyllin ointment for genital warts

Bacterial skin infection

Antibiotics. Both the injections, tablets and creams.

Funbact A

Neomycin cream

Fungi skin infection

Fluconazole tablets or injection


Funbact A

Tydineal cream


Clotrimazole cream

Parasitic skin infection or infestations

Calamine lotion

Benzyl benzoate

Permethrin ointment

Allergic skin reaction will benefit from steroids like prednisolone.

For itching, drugs like antihistamines like loratadine and portion will help.

CAVEAT: Seeing a doctor for every skin disease is usually your best bet…Avoid self medication.

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