Family Practice Physicians and Medical Practitioners from various specialties often instruct their patients in the application of Topical Antibiotics to their skin or mucous membranes to prevent and/or treat infections of the skin, mouth, eyes, and ears. These infections or potential infections are typically the result of burns, cuts, scrapes or exposure to bacteria from other persons or hosts. Topical Antibiotics come in prescription strength or as an over the counter medication. Some of the topical antibiotics available include Silvadene®, neomycin, and triple antibiotic creams or ointments. Topical Antibiotics are supplied in creams, sprays, jellies, aerosols, ointments, or solutions and should be applied in the lowest effective dosage to the smallest area required.