@charlie89 -- Oh, there are tons of bacterial skin conditions, and can range from the merely annoying to very serious indeed.
You might recognize one of the most common bacterial skin infections -- cellulitis. Though Bactroban specifically isn't always necessary for mild cases of cellulitis; in more serious cases it is sometimes used.
Another bacterial skin infection that you may be familiar with is a boil, especially those caused by MRSA. These are unfortunately common for people who have stayed in hospitals, where MRSA tends to proliferate.
Another common bacterial infection is impetigo, where a honey-colored hard patch forms on the skin. This is caused by bacteria that have gotten into vulnerable skin.
Most people will get a bacterial skin infection at some time or another in their life, but people who have certain conditions like eczema may experience more, since the bacteria can enter a wound created from scratching the eczema.
That's why it's important to be aware of the signs of a bacterial skin infection, and treat them with the proper medication -- you have no idea how many people try to use eczema cream to kill a bacterial infection!
So if you've got a skin condition that just won't go away, then consult your doctor or dermatologist for a skin treatment cream, and you'll be well on your way to recovery.