... if I can alternate with an antibiotic cream to prevent infection, since the bandaids seem to be bothersome... Thanks!
You shouldn't use an antibiotic cream unless your doctor tells you to.
After about 5 to 10 days of treatment it is normal for your skin to become red and irritated. As treatment is continued, sores and crusts may appear. These raw areas result from the destruction of defective skin cells. They are a necessary part of treatment - and not a sign of a bacterial infection.
If you are concerned about how you are tolerating the cream see your dermatologist again for a quick check up.
Your specialist may recommend a moisturiser or a mild topical steroid to promote healing.
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