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can i use bactoban that is perscribed for the skin in the nose

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
No: It's not a steroid cream to do so. It an antibiotic one.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rosenthal
17 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes, but: Yes, but nasal infections can be very serious and you should only use under direction of a doctor.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Nothing: It should be fine to use the nasal preparation on the skin.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. K. Mujib Haque
23 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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A female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Irritant: The Mupirocin or the carrier in bactroban (mupirocin) may be acting as an irritant to you. Not everyone responds in the same manner. Glad to hear th ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
It would be: Safe, but a preparation that was more of a petroleum base may "stick" better and provide some moisturizing effect.
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Dr. Peter Lio
Dr. Peter Lio answered
19 years experience Dermatology
Probably okay: There is a special version of Mupirocin (one trade name is bactroban) which is designed for the nose. That version is an ointment which generally is ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Bactroban (mupirocin): Why are you using this medication? Most likely it is ok to continue, but you might consider checking in with the doctor that prescribed it.
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