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Doctor insights on: Bactroban Acne Agent

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Should i be using mupirocin on my acne sores?

Should i be using mupirocin on my acne sores?

Use a real Rx: This won't help -- the antibiotic is too little, too late. Use 5% topical benzoyl peroxide 2x/day and if you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength medication that can clear you. Nowadays, all acne is manageable until it self-cures, and untreated it is a serious personal and professional liability. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Do any of the acne medications decrease penis length or function?

Do any of the acne medications decrease penis length or function?

No: It doesn't do that, or at least it's not a reported side effect. There is almost no way to decrease the size of your penis once it's grown. ...Read more

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I have bad acne on my forehead what acne medications can you recommend?

I have bad acne on my forehead what acne medications can you recommend?

Multiple medications: There are many topical medications that may work including benzaclin, (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) epiduo, aczone, retina, or other medications. Occasionally, oral antibiotics are helpful as well. Consult a dermatologist to develop a regimen that works for you. Also avoid conditioner and mousse and hair gel near the front of the scalp. ...Read more

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Is contratubex effective for chemical burns caused by acne medications ?

Is contratubex effective for chemical burns caused by acne medications ?

Contractubex: Contractubex is a compound that is designed to treat scar tissue, I doubt it would be good for active burns unless they have scarred over already. I would discuss this with a Dermatologist before putting anything on my face ...Read more

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What's more helpful for acne cyst. Warm compress or topical acne medications?

What's more helpful for acne cyst. Warm compress or topical acne medications?

Acne cyst: Both modalities are helpful. The warm compresses will soften up the cysts and the medication will become more penetrable ...Read more

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Acne medications don't work well for me, but when i spend time in a hot tub or sauna, my skin clears. How do I recreate the results without swimming.?

Acne medications don't work well for me, but when i spend time in a hot tub or sauna, my skin clears. How do I recreate the results without swimming.?

Try a steam shower: What may work is trying to create your own steam shower. Turn your shower on the hottest and fullest. Don't get in! this should steam up your bathroom enough to get the same results you get from a sauna. ...Read more

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Does mupirocin treat acne?

Does mupirocin treat acne?

No : Other treatments are better mupirocin best for impetigo and other skin infections. ...Read more

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How good is bactroban (mupirocin) for acne?

How good is bactroban (mupirocin) for acne?

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. ...Read more

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Do acne medications contain hormones?

Do acne medications contain hormones?

No: Most routine anti-acne medications contain antibiotics, sebostatics, or keratolytics. If indicated, a woman may benefit from systemic oral contraceptive pills (hormones) to treat inflammatory acne associated with menstrual irregularity. ...Read more

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Are there any acne medications that work as effectively as accutane?

Are there any acne medications that work as effectively as accutane?

No: A variant on the molecule supposedly with fewer side effects / better safety profile was under development a few years ago but was abandoned. For deep cystic acne, Isotretinoin remains by far the best choice, though antibiotics and topical retinoic acid preparations work well for milder cases. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Mupirocin (Definition)

Treats skin infections. Belongs to a class of drugs called antibiotics. It is an antibiotic of ...Read more