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Having surgery for breast implants. Had breast cancer. Mupirocin ointment suggested. How to use it?

yes , hi i am cindy...i am having surgery next monday to have my breast implants put in after an expansion, due to breast cancer, my dr told me to take Mupirocin 2% ointment , starting tomorrow for one week prior to says to use this cream on my incision's and something about a Q -tip and my nose ??? Do I put this cream in my nose ..or just clean nose with the Q tip? sounded a lil strange..please help..
Asked On : Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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Thanks for writing in.
The purpose of the ointment is to reduce the chance of MRSA infection. You just need to gently apply a small portion of the ointment within your nose.(not to smear the inner part of the nose)
Answered: Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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