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mupirocin ointment usp 2 for acne

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Listen: Acne is ALWAYS managable if the physician knows what he/she is doing. You're an adult and acne is a major personal and professional liability. If topi ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
No : Other treatments are better mupirocin best for impetigo and other skin infections.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Adjunct only: There are better topical antibiotics for which resistance is less of a problem. Never use an antibiotic as sole treatment for acne. If for some reason ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Use a real Rx: This won't help -- the antibiotic is too little, too late. Use 5% topical benzoyl peroxide 2x/day and if you're not clear in two weeks, get with your ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Not too long: Bactroban (mupirocin) is an antibiotics ointment intends to treat skin infection, not acne.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Terrible choice: This is an over-the-counter antibiotic. It will do little for acne except encourage bacterial resistance; you should be using something scientific lik ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: I love mupirocin. If it is not helping in 1-2 days have your pediatrician see the baby.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Inaam Schneider
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Vaginal Acne: Keep the hair short in the vaginal area . put gloves on & apply the cream or gel to the affected area . Wash often change panties often . Wear co ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
NO!: The washing "in between" is VERY NECESSARY .. (It's like not changing your underwear!!) Hope this is helpful! DR Z
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Mupirocin is active against bacteria and ringworm is caused by fungal infection. topical 'azole' or terbinafine would be more effective.

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