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A 38-year-old member asked:

How good is bactroban (mupirocin) for acne?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Adjunct only: There are better topical antibiotics for which resistance is less of a problem. Never use an antibiotic as sole treatment for acne. If for some reason you cannot get a standard treatment from your physician, using this along with topical benzoyl peroxide for a time might be worth a try. Acne is a serious chronic non-lifestyle related disease that can be managed scientifically. Best wishes.
Last updated May 13, 2015
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