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A 52-year-old male asked:

I developed an abrasion on my penis from masturbating with out lubricant. ive used neosporin yesterday but then remembered i have mupirocin ointment from a doctor for a previous skin infection on my arm. is mupirocin better or only for infection?

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Dr. Stanley Katz
Dermatology 49 years experience
mupirocin is an antibiotic used for infection. Suggest you use something like aquaphor healing ointment, which would serve both purposes as a healing cream and lubricant. It is available w/o Rx
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Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
Abraison should heal by itself if kept clean. There is no need for an antibiotic.
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