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A 48-year-old member asked:

Will mupirocin ointment (usp 2 percent) effectively kill mrsa?

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Dr. Linda Spencer
Dermatology 38 years experience
Probably: Mupirocin ointment can be an effective method for eliminated MRSA colonization from nasal passages and skin fold areas. Abscesses need to be drained, rather than just treated with mupirocin. Taking baths with a small amount of household bleach added to the water, disinfecting household surfaces such as door knobs and cabinet handles, and routine use of hand sanitizers help also.
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Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 21 years experience
It might.: Unfortunately, the MRSA can reoccur even after being treated with mupirocin.
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Last updated Nov 30, 2022

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