A 38-year-old member asked:
need doctor's help! will mupirocin be used on acne and rashes?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Ed Friedlander answered
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 like topical benzoyl peroxide plus if needed prescription-strength medication from your physician. It's worse than useless for contact dermatitis, eczema, and if you self-treat an undiagnosed rash, you ignore possible serious illness at your own peril.
Answered on Jul 10, 2015
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