Will mupirocin ointment USP, 2% work on boils? I

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Q: Will mupirocin ointment USP, 2% work on boils? I had an acne spot on my face which I squeezed and now I have this huge red, hard bump, with no head and not opened the side of my near my jaw. I work in place where staph infection are common and not sure if it is staph or something else. I would like to know if the medication will work and if it does it take.

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