Catalog item:

You May Not Need Antibiotics For Your Skin (AAD)

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely
Medical Category: Drugs
Article Type: Advice
Language: Plain English
Affiliation: American Academy of Dermatology
Format: PDF
Most recent update: 10/05/2022
If your skin is red, swollen, or tender, you might think it’s infected. But that isn’t always true. And antibiotics aren’t always a good idea. You may not need antibiotics for some skin problems. Ask your doctor if there is another treatment you can try instead.