American Academy of Dermatology: “Acne.”
American Academy of Dermatology’s AcneNet web site: “12 Ways to Get Better Results from Acne Treatment,” “Prescription Medications for Treating Acne,” “When to see a dermatologist,” “Psst...Topical Acne Medication Can Clear Acne,” “Treating Severe Acne.”
American Academy of Family Physician’s web site: “Acne in Teens: Ways to Control It.”
American Academy of Pediatrics: “Teen Q&A: Acne.”
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Acne.”
Always check the label or ask your doctor for recommended applications as they depend on the type of topical antibiotic. As a rule, they should be applied within four hours after injury. Do not use more than the required amount. Also you are not supposed to apply it more often than three times a day. Do not apply the antibiotic over large areas of skin or on open wounds. Before application, wash the affected area properly and then pat dry. After the topical antibiotic is applied, the wound should be covered with a dressing.