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bactroban cream for ringworm

A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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 Akl answered
31 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Ringworm is caused by a fungus. Mupirocin kills only bacteria. You need an antifungal.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
No: No, bactroban (mupirocin) is an antibacterial, and ringworm is caused by fungus.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
21 years experience Dermatology
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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
21 years experience Dermatology
No: True "ringworm" is caused by a fungal infection. Bactroban (mupirocin) is a topical antibiotic that works well for bacterial infections, but is not h ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Despain
37 years experience Dermatology
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
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
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A female asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
18 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 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. K. Mujib Haque
24 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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