A 46-year-old member asked:
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how long will i be able to use bactroban (mupirocin) for acne before it develops resistance?

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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Not too long: Bactroban (mupirocin) is an antibiotics ointment intends to treat skin infection, not acne.
Answered on Dec 25, 2018

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Dr. Michael Tomeo
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No : Other treatments are better mupirocin best for impetigo and other skin infections.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Adjunct only: There are better topical antibiotics for which resistance is less of a problem. Never use an antibiotic as sole treatment for acne. If for some reason ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Use a real Rx: This won't help -- the antibiotic is too little, too late. Use 5% topical benzoyl peroxide 2x/day and if you're not clear in two weeks, get with your ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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 lik ... Read More

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