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Have been on smz/tmp for impetigo of the lt. Face in two weeks cleared up. Now its back agn., its now on my right face. How do I get rid of this stuff?

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Dr. Franklyn Farrell
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In brief: Possible MRSA

This may represent an MRSA infection.
Most doctors will treat empirically at first, but at this point a culture of the wound may help reveal what type of bacteria you are infected with and more importantly, what antibiotics will kill it. Continue to follow up with your doctor. Sometimes we will adjust the antibiotic regimen based on the results of a skin culture. Hope this helps.

In brief: Possible MRSA

This may represent an MRSA infection.
Most doctors will treat empirically at first, but at this point a culture of the wound may help reveal what type of bacteria you are infected with and more importantly, what antibiotics will kill it. Continue to follow up with your doctor. Sometimes we will adjust the antibiotic regimen based on the results of a skin culture. Hope this helps.
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