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clotrimazole and betamethasone effective for staph?

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Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
NO: Clotrimazole is an antifungal drug. Betamethasone is a corticosteroid used to treat allergies. Neither has any antibacterial activity. Mupirocin (bactroban) ointment is used for staph. Aureus nasal decolonization.
Answered on Feb 9, 2017
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