Medications

Antibiotics A person may be given antibiotics to treat infection as well as skin washes that kill harmful surface bacteria. Examples of skin cleansers include chlorhexadine and iodine.
IV fluids and electrolytes A proper fluid balance is essential to keep the skin healthy and intact. Correcting an imbalance of fluids is an essential step in managing all kinds of critical illnesses.
Topical Skin Care Products There are a number of skin care products that are used to minimize skin irritation, help wounds heal, and protect the skin when it shows signs of breaking down.

 

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