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Can i use mupirocin on elbows

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Not suggested: Bactroban (mupirocin) is an antibiotic- itching of the eyebrows is not considered a bacterial infection. It can be caused by other processes such as d... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Not appropriate: Bactroban (mupirocin) is for staph and strep infections. You are not describing infection. IF OTC hydrocortisone or moisturizer fails to relieve it, s... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Could be MRSA: Methicillin-resistant Staph aureus (MRSA) is a type of bacteria that can cause skin lesions that are difficult to get rid of. If the skin lesion gets ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Wound care: Wounds in the tropics have a high chance of getting infected-so you need to keep an eye on this. The 'bumps' that you're talking about could be an ear... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: Are you saying the soreness is due to a skin rash? If that is the case and the current meds are not helping then see a dermatologist. One cannot comme... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Acupuncture: Whenever I do acupuncture for tennis elbow - the results always knock my patients and i off our feet. Excellent results with either kb1 (large needl... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Sorry to hear that..: But without much more info there can be no diagnosis, if that is what you seek since you did not ask a question. Please see a local physician for an e... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Topical antibacteria: Mupirocin can be used topically. It is active against mrsa, and is often used intranasally to attempt to rid a person of carrying MRSA in their nose ... Read More
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Koppel
Podiatry 28 years experience
RICE!: Rest, ice, compression (ace wrap), elevation. Also add an NSAID like ibuprofen. If the pain continues see a physician.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Cohen
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Stop playing tennis: Elbow pain would usually be caused by repetitive movements of the joint, causing tendonitis (inflammation of the tendon), hence the name, "tennis elbo... Read More

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