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what is mupirocin ointment typically prescribed for

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Dr. David Voron
51 years experience Dermatology
See below: Bacterial infection of the skin.
Dr. Peterson Pierre
24 years experience Dermatology
Mupirocin: It's a topical antibiotic that is used for skin infections.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 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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Dr. Mark Royer
14 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ok if a thin layer: Directions say not for intranasal use because if used in large amounts and "aspirated" (breathed into lungs from nose) it could cause serious problems ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
MRSA: Your husband is not likely to be "contagious" to others. The primary purpose of nasal screening is to demonstrate that he is colonized with this organ ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Zimon
59 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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Messy: Hard to apply, messy area, medication often doesnt stay put with undergarments. Topical best but if somewhat widespread, not pregnant no allergies Id ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Vestibulitis: Greetings. Great question. Personally, I recommend the same treatment for an infected nostril area. The topical ointment soothes sore membranes and ki ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It can be used in simple localized areas. However, if you are seeing such areas show up in a variety of sites your doc may need to prescribe an oral m ... Read More
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Dr. Arthur Sgalia
48 years experience Internal Medicine
No: It sounds like you were treated for a cold sore, herpes simplex type 1, and a possible bacterial infection on top of it. It sounds like the treatment ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
23 years experience Family Medicine
Infection: Reasons to return to the doctor include worsening symptoms, lack of improvement, fever or other systematic symptoms, red streaking along the extremity ... Read More

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