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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
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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
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