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mupirocin for herpes

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
If it works: the infection should improve in about 3-5 days. Go back to see her if there has been no response. If the lesions are itchy, they are unlikely to be fr ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
This would only: help a secondary bacterial infection, not he virus that causes herpes. Acyclovir creme is more efffective.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
41 years experience Dermatology
Antibiotic: Mupirocin is a prescription topical antibiotic.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Mupirocin Ointment: Mupirocin ointment is a prescription antibacterial medicine that is sold under the bactroban (mupirocin) brand name. This medication stops the product ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Cohen
42 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: It can be used to prevent a secondary bacterial infection. It will not treat the bite itself.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
16 years experience Family Medicine
Antibiotic: Treats skin infections. Belongs to a class of drugs called antibiotics. It is an antibiotic of the monoxycarbolic acid class.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
None if used as: Directed and where its needed.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corinne Kauderer
36 years experience Wound care
Muprocin: Muprocin is used as a topical antibiotic for Staph infections of the skin. My patients have not experienced the reaction you're asking about. Plus I h ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
No: There isn't even any sulfur in the the active component mupirocin.
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not preferred: In my experience Metronidazole topical is preferred.

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