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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Bactroban (mupirocin) ointment is used on superficial skin infections and into the nares to decolonize staphylococcus aureus carriers. It would not b ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
I and D: See a doctor. I might need to be drained. Be safe and see if it looks serious by a doctor.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
No, I don't: believe so. Switch to double antibiotic ointment without the neomycin if you are worried.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not needed: There are non-prescription treatments for ring worm. Consult this site for more information on this topic: http://www.cdc.gov/fungal/diseases/ringworm ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe, maybe: It may help some large, superficial wounds, but won't do much for deep wounds. It does well to treat very superficial skin infections such as impetigo ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: Depends on where the staph is. If it is a superficial infection, it may; however, staph is notorious for its propensity to cause abscess, in which ca ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
29 years experience Pediatrics
Bactroban (mupirocin): Bactorban has good coverage for streptococcal/staphylococcal infections including methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus. Topical treatmet with b ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: This is an antibiotic that kills bacteria, not fungus.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
42 years experience Dermatology
Mupirocin: Great idea! Mupirocin is the best surface antibiotic ointment and much better than neosporin.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
38 years experience General Surgery
No: A pilonidal is a chronic abscess. An antibiotic ointment will have no effect on it.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Staph aureus: You do not say what type of infection you have or how you know it is staphylococcal. You need to see a doctor.
A female asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Bactroban (mupirocin): Bactroban (mupirocin) ointment is an excellent topical medication to treat staphylococcal infections. Use it as recommended by your doctor.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Can't advise: Can't advise you to medicate yourself. The tooth needs to be treated by a dentist anyway, and the antibiotics won't fix the problem, just mask the sym ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
40 years experience Dermatology
Antibiotic: Mupirocin is a prescription topical antibiotic.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Virus vs bacteria: Bactroban (mupirocin) is used to treat bacterial infections and zovirax cream is for viruses.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Antibiotics: In general any topical antibiotic will work fine, but some do have ingredients that can cause allergic reactions.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: The only thing that treats a boil is drainage. The pus has to come out. Nothing applied to the skin will help.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Bacitracin is an antibiotic effective against some bacteria. Herpes is a virus, and Bacitracin has no activity against it.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Bacitracin is used to treat bacterial skin infections. Genital herpes is caused by the herpes virus, which is treated with antiviral medications.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: Bacitracin is active against bacteria, herpes is a viral infection. There are other medications that help in controlling genital herpes.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Marketing: These are mostly over the counter products usually containing several antibiotics to get a broad coverage. They are in face useful and will cover a w ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Bactroban (mupirocin): Bactroban (mupirocin) contain Mupirocin and effective for only bacterial infections but not yeast infections. If you have a bacterial infection, bactr ... Read More
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