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Is it possible to get staph infection treatment over the counter?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: No, with exceptions

Typically it is necessary to be treated with antibiotics if a staph infection occurs.
However, exceptions include 1) a small abscess that can be easily and completely drained, and 2) an infection that is completely removed from the body such ad an amputation of an infected toe, with only healthy tissue remaining.

In brief: No, with exceptions

Typically it is necessary to be treated with antibiotics if a staph infection occurs.
However, exceptions include 1) a small abscess that can be easily and completely drained, and 2) an infection that is completely removed from the body such ad an amputation of an infected toe, with only healthy tissue remaining.
Dr. John Leander Po
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Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology

In brief: No

Mupirocin ointment is only available with a prescription.
Obviously an oral antibiotic is also only available by prescription.

In brief: No

Mupirocin ointment is only available with a prescription.
Obviously an oral antibiotic is also only available by prescription.
Dr. Vicki Levine
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