A 26-year-old male asked:
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Reoccurring staph infections from overcolonized nose happening on face (swabbed, not MRSA). I would decolonize using bactroban, but after a couple months it keeps coming back, now its not responding as good to the cream. Immune system is good. Ideas?

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Daily nasal irrigati: Try daily nasal irrigation and perhaps a nasal spray containing xylitol. In the meanwhile, make sure that you are not in close contact with another staph carrier. I would even check the pets out as potential carriers.
Answered on Jun 17, 2016

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