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Can you apply sunscreen over mupirocin ointment being used for skin rash?

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Dr. Arthur Sgalia
Internal Medicine

In brief: Avoid sun exposure

Mupirocin is the ointment of choice for certain staph infections.
I would not recommend applying sunscreen to an open wound or rash. You would be wise to avoid significant sun exposure to an infected wound. A dry dressing over the mupirocin application might be a better choice.

In brief: Avoid sun exposure

Mupirocin is the ointment of choice for certain staph infections.
I would not recommend applying sunscreen to an open wound or rash. You would be wise to avoid significant sun exposure to an infected wound. A dry dressing over the mupirocin application might be a better choice.
Dr. Arthur Sgalia
Dr. Arthur Sgalia
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Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

Wait 30 minutes to allow the antibiotic to absorb before applying sunscreen.
If skin is broken do not apply sunscreen as it may cause irritation.

In brief: Yes

Wait 30 minutes to allow the antibiotic to absorb before applying sunscreen.
If skin is broken do not apply sunscreen as it may cause irritation.
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Dr. Colette Wiseman
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