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can i use mupirocin for ring worm

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 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.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Weeks
45 years experience Family Medicine
Make sure: Some other rashes may look like ringworm. If you're sure that's what it is, try otc antifungal products like lamisil, (terbinafine) lotrimin, etc. If ... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
22 years experience Pediatrics
Anti fungal : Try Clotrimazole cream (over the counter, sold usually for "athletes foot"). If not better in 5 days see your doctor. May need full month of treatment ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
28 years experience Family Medicine
Terbinafine cream: Should work, if that's what you've got.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Anti-fungal creams: Ringworm is not caused by a worm but is caused by a fungal infection. Anti-fungal creams, such as Lamisil (terbinafine) at, are very effective against ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
40 years experience General Practice
Varies: Treatment for ringworm depends on where the infection is on your body and how serious it is. In many cases, your doctor may recommend a drug which you ... Read More
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