A female asked:
is bactroban (mupirocin) effective at treating staph?
1 doctor answer
Dr. John Leander Po answered
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes BUT...: 1. It is for topical use only; it cannot be used to treat blood infections. It is too toxic for consumption. 2. It can only treat small, superficial infections; in most infections, other interventions are needed such as abscess drainage and debridement of infected tissue. 3. It is only effective if the staph isn't already resistant to the antibiotic.
Answered on May 22, 2019
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