Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Frostbite?

Updated: Jul 29, 2019
  • Author: Bobak Zonnoor , MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Antibiotics

Antibiotics are used for wound infection prophylaxis. Their use is controversial and not recommended by some experts unless signs of infection develop. If antibiotic prophylaxis is employed, it should be comprehensive and should cover all likely pathogens in the context of the clinical setting.

Penicillin G (Pfizerpen)

Penicillin G interferes with synthesis of cell wall mucopeptide during active multiplication, resulting in bactericidal activity against susceptible microorganisms.


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