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Which antibiotics are generally used to treat impetigo?

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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Most impetigo are caused by staph, and responds to Mupirocin ointment.
However, if unresponsive, your doctor will culture the area and prescribe the appropriate antibiotic.

In brief: Depends

Most impetigo are caused by staph, and responds to Mupirocin ointment.
However, if unresponsive, your doctor will culture the area and prescribe the appropriate antibiotic.
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Impetigo

Antibiotics are the mainstay of conventional therapy.
Topical anti-microbial ointments are often effective for staph impetigo, and treatments such as bactroban (mupirocin) ointment are commonly used. Oral antibiotics such as Keflex (cephalexin) - or Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) (septra) are used if there are concerns about methicillin-resistant-staph (mrsa).

In brief: Impetigo

Antibiotics are the mainstay of conventional therapy.
Topical anti-microbial ointments are often effective for staph impetigo, and treatments such as bactroban (mupirocin) ointment are commonly used. Oral antibiotics such as Keflex (cephalexin) - or Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) (septra) are used if there are concerns about methicillin-resistant-staph (mrsa).
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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