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You are being treated for FOLLICULITIS
The mupirocin is treatment for common skin bacteria that cause this condition ....
Not an STD ....
Strep and staph germs in skin may frequently infect hair follicles / pores ...
The mupirocin should get the condition to improve over several days time ...
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Restart your antibiotic ointment as you did before and it should clear it up ...at least twice a day for 7 staight days ...it should clear it up for you
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