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Mupirocin ointment herpes

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology 42 years experience
Antibiotic: Mupirocin is a prescription topical antibiotic for the treatment of superficial cutaneous infections.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Voron
Dermatology 52 years experience
See below: Bacterial infection of the skin.
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Mupirocin: It's a topical antibiotic that is used for skin infections.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology 42 years experience
If Infected: If there are clinical signs of a superficial skin infection after a piercing, topical Mupirocin may be used. If the infection is deep, systemic antib... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Skin Infections.: It is a topical antibiotic used to treat skin infections.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Short term use: I generally recommend Mupirocin for mild, superficial infections that don't warrant the use of systemic antibiotics. I will also use it in the nostri... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology 42 years experience
Antibiotic: Mupirocin is a prescription topical antibiotic.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. TORY MCJUNKIN
Pain Management 20 years experience
Bacteria vs virus: Very good question. Mupirocin (bactroban) is an antibiotic that is often used for bacterial based skin infections like impetigo. Shingles is cause... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Will not help warts: Mupirocin ointment is used for bacterial infection of skin , hpv virus that cause will not be killed , use other over the counter ointments for warts... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Infections: Some options for treatment of infected piercings include 2 % Mupirocin ointment or oral antibiotics.