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Pyoderma is the most common clinical conditions encountered in dermatological practice. The institution of appropriate treatment is necessary in these common dermatoses. Detailed knowledge about the causative organisms and antibiotic susceptibility pattern should be known for successful treatment of pyoderma. The present study was conducted for a period of one year in Department of Microbiology at KIMS, Hubli. Patients presenting with pyodermas belonging to various age groups and of either sex were included in the study. A pair of swabs for culture and sensitivity was collected from the base of skin. Gram’s staining was done and the specimens were inoculated on to blood agar and Mac Conkey agar plates and incubated at 37°C for 24 hours. All the isolates were tested for antibiotic susceptibility testing by Kirby-Bauer disc-diffusion technique. Methicillin resistance was detected by using 1 mg oxacillin discs. Staphylococcus aureus being the most common organism isolated (67 in monomicrobial and 12 in polymicrobial) accounting for 79% followed by β hemolytic Streptococci in 11 cases, Escherichia coli in 2 cases, Klebsiella spp. in 1 case and Pseudomonas spp. in 1 case respectively. Among β hemolytic Streptococci, highest sensitivity was observed for cephalexin (90.90%) and erythromycin (81.81%). Moderate sensitivity was noticed for ampicillin (63.63%), co-trimoxazole (72.72%) and gentamicin (63.63%). Moderate resistance was observed for Tetracycline (54.54%) and penicillin (45.45%). One must consider the resistance profile of the infective agent, the antibacterial profile of the antimicrobial agent and its pharmacokinetic properties before choosing antimicrobial therapy. A combination of beta-lactam/beta-lactamase inhibitor may be a better option in community acquired infection.