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A 40-year-old female asked:

how many days is it safe to apply mupirocin ont to weepy baby eczema?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Shouldn't be: There is no such thing as "weepy baby eczema.". That sounds like impetigo, which is a bacterial infection of the skin caused by staph or strep. The classic description is that of a "honey colored crust." when disturbed, it often weeps, which is a serous, yellowish, watery discharge. It can spread, and usually requires oral antibiotics and should be examined and treated by a doctor.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Dr. S must not see much eczema. I find it often weeps & may or may not be infected when it does. Good hygiene & local care may prevent transition to bacterial invasion which sounds like what was being done.
Aug 31, 2012

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