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When to use (or not use) antibiotics on your skin

When caring for a cut or other wound, it might seem logical to apply an antibiotic cream or ointment. However, these antibiotic creams and ointments can irritate your skin even more. Follow these tips from board-certified dermatologists to determine when to use antibiotics on your skin.

A video gallery of what dermatologists tell their patients about managing diseases and conditions that affect the skin, hair, and nails. Choose a category from the menu or search for a specific term.