A 31-year-old female asked:
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what's the best thing for staph sores? i've tried bactroban, (mupirocin) otocomb and epiduo gels

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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Staph: Apply Bactroban (mupirocin) Ointment to your nostrils three time daily. Take warm soapy baths to which you have added 3-4 tablespoons of bleach to.Bathe at least twice a day.
Answered on Jul 14, 2020
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Resistance: Unfortunately we are seeing some strains of staph resistant to bactroban (mupirocin). This would be one explanation.
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