Clearance of Nasal Staphylococcus Aureus With Triple Antibiotic Ointment
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Staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria that lives commonly in the anterior nostrils, is seen in about 30% of healthcare workers. Applying mupirocin ointment, a prescription, to the nostrils twice daily for 5 days is the current standard of care for treatment to clear this bacteria. This research study is designed to determine the rate of clearance of this bacteria in healthcare workers who are carriers when using triple antibiotic ointment instead of mupirocin ointment.
Condition or disease
Nasal Carriers of Staphylococcus Aureus
Drug: Neosporin (polymyxin B 5,000units, bacitracin 400 units, neomycin 3.5mg)
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Willing and able to give informed consent
Must have consented prior to registration for the study
concurrent treatment with antibiotics, topical or systemic
S. aureus decolonization attempt in prior six months
history of HIV
chemotherapy or systemic immunosuppressive therapy