A 44-year-old male asked:
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can i use mupirocin ointment usp 2% on ringworm?

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Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Mupirocin is active against bacteria and ringworm is caused by fungal infection. topical 'azole' or terbinafine would be more effective.
Answered on Mar 13, 2016

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