A 35-year-old member asked:
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should i be using mupirocin on my acne sores?

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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 personal physician for prescription-strength medication that can clear you. Nowadays, all acne is manageable until it self-cures, and untreated it is a serious personal and professional liability. Best wishes.
Answered on Apr 4, 2015

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Dr. Michael Tomeo
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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
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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
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Not too long: Bactroban (mupirocin) is an antibiotics ointment intends to treat skin infection, not acne.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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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