A member asked:

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 answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

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 Jan 13, 2021



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