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i just recently got mupirocin prescribed for an chemical burn i had on my acne ive tried using so much and nothing has helped will this ointment work?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Listen: Acne is ALWAYS managable if the physician knows what he/she is doing. You're an adult and acne is a major personal and professional liability. If topical benzoyl peroxide wasn't enough (and I trust you're using this and/or retinoic acid), systemic tetracycline, topical clindamycin, systemic spironolactone, the oral contraceptive pill and/or "Accutane" are all options.
Answered on Feb 6, 2017

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