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Dr prescribed vanco .1% cream for rash - cost prohibitive. Will anything else substitute? Have had for about 4 days, beginning on lower legs. Itchy, and appears as contact dermatitis, but cannot support with anything new or different that may have trigge

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Dr. Joram Seggev
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: See your physician

You don't describe your rash, and even then i would be hard-pressed to make any meaningful comments without a full history and actual looking at the rash.
Ask your physician if it is absolutely necessary to fill the particular prescription or see a dermatologist (skin doctor).

In brief: See your physician

You don't describe your rash, and even then i would be hard-pressed to make any meaningful comments without a full history and actual looking at the rash.
Ask your physician if it is absolutely necessary to fill the particular prescription or see a dermatologist (skin doctor).
Dr. Joram Seggev
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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics

In brief: Well,

Well, it depends on what your doctor is treating.
If your doctor is concerned about a methicillin-resistant staph (MRSA) infection, then another topical ointment that can be effective is bactroban (mupirocin). If your doctor is concerned about another specific bacteria based on how your rash looks or any testing they may have done, there may be other medication options. Give your doctor a call and discuss your concerns. We know that certain medications are ridiculously expensive and are sometimes able to help with samples, coupons, or switching to another medication if it is also effective. Good luck!

In brief: Well,

Well, it depends on what your doctor is treating.
If your doctor is concerned about a methicillin-resistant staph (MRSA) infection, then another topical ointment that can be effective is bactroban (mupirocin). If your doctor is concerned about another specific bacteria based on how your rash looks or any testing they may have done, there may be other medication options. Give your doctor a call and discuss your concerns. We know that certain medications are ridiculously expensive and are sometimes able to help with samples, coupons, or switching to another medication if it is also effective. Good luck!
Dr. Laura McMullen
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