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Bactroban cream for ringworm

A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 11 years experience
No: Mupirocin is active against bacteria and ringworm is caused by fungal infection. topical 'azole' or terbinafine would be more effective.

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Aklanswered
Infectious Disease 32 years experience
No: Ringworm is caused by a fungus. Mupirocin kills only bacteria. You need an antifungal.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
No: No, bactroban (mupirocin) is an antibacterial, and ringworm is caused by fungus.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
No: True ringworm is caused by a fungal infection. Bactroban (mupirocin) is a topical antibiotic that works well for bacterial infections, but is not hel... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Despain
Dermatology 38 years experience
Yes: Yes, excellent, almost as good as oral if dealing with a skin infection and not an abscess.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
No: Bactroban (mupirocin) is not formulated for use on mucus membranes including the eyes, the inside of the nose and the vagina and should not be used in... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 19 years experience
Bactroban (mupirocin): Bactroban (mupirocin) ointment is an excellent topical medication to treat staphylococcal infections. Use it as recommended by your doctor.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. K. Mujib Haque
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Don't see any harm: Don't see any harm in trying to use the same cream...as long as wound is small and without any complications
A member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 19 years experience
Seek wound care: Given the presence of several deep skin wounds, it id tecommended that you see a wound care specialist and an ID Specialist. A different cream us un... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Chronic Carrier: People who have recurrent furuncles can often be carriers of the bacteria. Often, they carry the bacteria in their nose or groin or armpits (warm moi... Read More
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