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A 38-year-old female asked about a female:

baby's eczema spot became open wound as she was able to scrape the crust. 5 days of mupirocin made it worse, stopped and using polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) now.is it ok?

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Dr. Thomas Josa
Allergy and Immunology 39 years experience
Very frustrating: It's very hard to keep a baby or anyone else for that matter from continually scratching. Try socks on the hands during sleep but they usually come off anyway. Keep fingernails short and clean. Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) is fine. Occasionally oral antibiotics are required. Here's a secret: Moisturize, Moisturize , Moisturize and when you are done Moisturize some more. This is what will control the itching

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