Preventing ER Visits on Vacation

When planning for a summer vacation, here is something really important to take with you to prevent skin problems that can land you in the ER.

Have your doctor prescribe for you a small tube of mupirocin (generic name) ointment. This is a prescription strength antibiotic ointment that helps to prevent cuts, insect bites, and scrapes from getting infected with Staph (the most common culprit). Over the counter creams like Neosporin aren’t as effective and about 10% of our population is allergic to Neosporin.

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Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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One of the best investments in your skin is your daily skincare. Why? Because you can prevent many problems with blotchy skin color, lack of glow, texture, some types of acne, and fine lines with good skincare products. You can also correct some of these problems with effective skincare products. Great skincare is often more expensive because quality ingredients are expensive. Some companies spend on research/development which benefits all of us and adds to the cost. Are they worth it? In general - yes!