A 26-year-old male asked:
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my surgical wound might be infected but not so sure. some exudate, but it dries up. should i use mupirocin? can it cause problems if not infected?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Best: is not to guess and see your srgein ASAP. Local ointments would not be harmful, but also would not be effective if you do have a true surgical site wound infection. See your surgeon.
Answered on Nov 28, 2014
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