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Can OTC first aid ointments treat my skin staph infection?
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Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine
In brief: Partially
If you carry staph (or mrsa) then it's important to immediately wash all cuts/scrapes/abrasions with soap and water. Applying a topical antibacterial ointment couldn't hurt (as long as you're not allergic).
However, there is no proven method to eradicate staph from your body completely.

In brief: Partially
If you carry staph (or mrsa) then it's important to immediately wash all cuts/scrapes/abrasions with soap and water. Applying a topical antibacterial ointment couldn't hurt (as long as you're not allergic).
However, there is no proven method to eradicate staph from your body completely.
Dr. John Washburn
Dr. John Washburn
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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology
In brief: Yes
Polysprin, neosporin, triple antibiotics cream/ointment.

In brief: Yes
Polysprin, neosporin, triple antibiotics cream/ointment.
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
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