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Will bactroban (mupirocin) lessen an infected wound?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Maybe, maybe: It may help some large, superficial wounds, but won't do much for deep wounds. It does well to treat very superficial skin infections such as impetigo but has not been shown to do much else. In my limited experience, it is overprescribed/used. I don't recommend using in deep wound, which if infected, needs oral/iv antibiotics and wound care. If u are concerned, consult doc. Good luck.
Answered on Nov 17, 2018
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