What is Skin Infection?

Skin infections can be caused by many things. Skin infections can be bacterial, viral, fungal, or caused by parasites. Skin infections can cause swelling, itching, and redness.

Treatment for skin infections include taking medication or using topical treatments. Common drug classes prescribed are aminoglycoside antibiotics, aminoglycoside antibiotic / polypeptide antibiotic / corticosteroid combinations, cephalosporin antibiotics, lincosamide antibiotics, macrolide antibiotics, nitroimidazole antibiotics, penem antibiotics, penicillin antibiotics, quinolone antibiotics, rifamycins, sulfa antibiotics, and streptogramin antibiotics.

Savings Tips for Skin Infection

  • What to Do About Skin Abscesses

    September 22, 2016

    Skin abscesses are more common than you might think, and are usually caused by bacteria that live on the skin or adjacent mucous membranes (like in the nose). More often than not, the staphylococcus aureus bacteria is the most common culprit. In many cases, the cause of abscess is a staph aureus bacteria called MRSA that has become resistant to some antibiotics.

    What’s in a name? A skin abscess is a collection of pus that develops under the skin. See More

  • The Best Treatment for MRSA Infections!

    June 25, 2014

    The staph aureus superbug that is resistant to most antibiotics (aka MRSA) is the cause of many difficult to treat skin and soft tissue infections. Methicillin resistant staph aureus (MRSA) infections often get worse despite oral antibiotics, and when that happens it has meant admitting people to give daily treatment with vancomycin in the hospital. Not any more.

    Two long-acting antibiotics effective against MRSA skin infections allow for once a week injections, replacing daily intravenous VancomycinSee More

  • New FDA Approval: Generic Avelox (Moxifloxacin)

    March 03, 2014

    Generic Avelox is now available as moxifloxacin 400 mg tablets! The FDA approved moxifloxacin on February 18, 2014. The first company to launch a generic was Teva Pharmaceuticals. Other generic manufacturers will be launching their products in March 2014.

    Who and what is this medication for?
    Avelox (moxifloxacin) is an antibiotic indicated for use in adults 18 years of age and older. It is used to treat certain bacteria associated with:

    • Chronic bronchitis

    • Sinusitis

    • Community-acquired pneumonia

    • Intra-abdominal infections

    • Skin and skin structure infections

    What kind of antibiotic is moxifloxacin?
    Moxifloxacin is a fluoroquinolone (also known as a “quinolone”) antibiotic. See More

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Popular Skin Infection Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Penicillin Antibiotics 9 See Prices
Cephalosporin Antibiotics 10 See Prices
Macrolide Antibiotics 9 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Skin Infection Drug Classes

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