Topical Antibiotics for Psoriasis

Topical antibiotics for psoriasis may be prescribed in cases that involve the eye area. Topical antibiotics inhibit the growth of bacteria that can cause infection. Agents known as macrolides are being studied for use as a topical antibiotic for the treatment of psoriasis.

Fast Facts:

  • Topical antibiotics are applied to the skin of the affected area.
  • Topical antibiotics are available by prescription and some are for sale over-the-counter.
  • You should talk with your health care provider before using a topical antibiotic, especially if you are already using another skin ointment product.