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Culture + for staph around buttocks-how quick for rash to heal? Been on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 3 days? How contagious is it? Have 2 children. Worried.

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics

In brief: Staph

To keep spread of the infection to a minimum take warm soapy baths to which you have added 3-4 tablespoons of bleach to the bath water. Apply antibiotic ointment like bactroban (mupirocin) to your rash after the bath.
Hand washing with soap and water is also in order.

In brief: Staph

To keep spread of the infection to a minimum take warm soapy baths to which you have added 3-4 tablespoons of bleach to the bath water. Apply antibiotic ointment like bactroban (mupirocin) to your rash after the bath.
Hand washing with soap and water is also in order.
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