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What is mupirocin for?

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What is mupirocin for? My sister has serious diabetes, neuropathy, etc. Why did the doctor prescribe this? Thank you for your answers.
Posted Mon, 17 Mar 2014 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Jorge Brenes-Salazar 52 minutes later
Brief Answer: Topical antibiotic Detailed Answer: Dear patient, Thanks for your question. Mupirocin is a topical antibiotic that is very effective against gram positive bacteria, including Staphylococcous (known popularly as Staph). She is a frail diabetic and because of that susceptible to skin colonization and infection, including MRSA. It is used chronically to prevent colonization/infection by these bacteria. particularly around the nose, since they tend to reside there. Hope that helps, wish you the best, Dr Brenes-Salazar MD Mayo Clinic MN Cardiology
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