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Does Mupirocin cream cause peeling of skin?

I have an infected toe with an open wound... I also have type 2 diabetes. The doctor has me putting mupirocin cream in the wound every 12 hours. Now the toe is peeling and my foot getting very red and a little swollen. Could this be an reaction to the meds.
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

How are your sugar levels? If they are high, your toe will take longer than normal to heal. I suggest you revisit the concerned doctor. I reckon you also need to be on oral antibiotics.

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Does Mupirocin cream cause peeling of skin?

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. How are your sugar levels? If they are high, your toe will take longer than normal to heal. I suggest you revisit the concerned doctor. I reckon you also need to be on oral antibiotics. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.