• Jayshalene Balakrishnan School of Pharmacy, International Medical University, Malaysia
  • Jamuna Rani Appalasamy


The prevalence of skin infection is on the rise globally affecting millions of people. Skin infection, which was once given low priority now has better acknowledgment due to the serious impact it has on people's quality of life. The misuse or inappropriate use of antimicrobials to treat the skin infection has eventually led to the growth of emerging and spreading of microorganism. Besides that, the lack of awareness of the public on skin infection and its associated risk factors further enhances the spreading and worsening of skin infection affecting the quality of life of themselves and people around. Thus, the pharmacists play an important role to create the awareness on the appropriate use of antimicrobials for skin infection treatment among healthcare professionals as well as to educate the public on the skin infection and its risk factors for better management of skin infection.

Keywords: Skin infection, Quality of life, Level of awareness, Antimicrobials, Prescribing pattern, Risk factor, Role of the pharmacist


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How to Cite

Balakrishnan, J., and J. R. Appalasamy. “SKIN INFECTION AND THE GLOBAL CHALLENGES: A REVIEW”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 8, no. 4, Apr. 2016, pp. 1-3,



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