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What can I wash my skin to get rid of staphylococcus?

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Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology
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In brief: Staph

The best is a soap called hibiclens that is over the counter. However, it is often better to have a doctor prescribe a prescription antibiotic pill or cream called mupirocin.

In brief: Staph

The best is a soap called hibiclens that is over the counter. However, it is often better to have a doctor prescribe a prescription antibiotic pill or cream called mupirocin.
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
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Dr. Katherine Brown
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Benzoyl peroxide

Benzoyl peroxide (BP) is an antiseptic for reducing bacterial load & is available in a wash.
Unlike antibiotics, bacterial resistance to this antiseptic is rare. BP is often combined with topical antibiotics to reduce potential bacterial resistance (e.g. Topical clindamycin+bp). While hibiclens is a known anti-staph wash, it can damage eyes & parts of the ear, & is not advised for face-washing.

In brief: Benzoyl peroxide

Benzoyl peroxide (BP) is an antiseptic for reducing bacterial load & is available in a wash.
Unlike antibiotics, bacterial resistance to this antiseptic is rare. BP is often combined with topical antibiotics to reduce potential bacterial resistance (e.g. Topical clindamycin+bp). While hibiclens is a known anti-staph wash, it can damage eyes & parts of the ear, & is not advised for face-washing.
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