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is mupirocin the same as bactroban

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Topical antibacteria: Mupirocin can be used topically. It is active against mrsa, and is often used intranasally to attempt to rid a person of carrying MRSA in their nose ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
40 years experience in Dermatology
Antibiotic: Mupirocin is a prescription topical antibiotic.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Mupirocin Ointment: Mupirocin ointment is a prescription antibacterial medicine that is sold under the bactroban (mupirocin) brand name. This medication stops the product ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience in Dermatology
Topical antibiotic: It is a topical antibiotic. In my practice it is particularly useful as it doesn't really have the risk of allergic contact dermatitis as does bacitr ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
20 years experience in Dermatology
No: Bacitracin is only one ingredient in neosporin. Neosporin is a topical antibiotic that contains neomycin, bacitracin, and polymyxin b. As long as yo ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience in Dermatology
Not always: Mrsa is a drug resistant strain of staph. Impetigo is a superficial bacterial skin infection, which can be caused by run of the mill staph or mrsa. Th ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
57 years experience in Dermatology
Antibiotic Cream: They are two different chemicals that are antibacterial.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Wording confusion: Impetigo is a superficial infection of the skin caused by one of several germs, one if which is staph. Staph can be present in infections of the skin, ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Lio
Dr. Peter Lio answered
19 years experience in 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience in Wound care
Not exactly: Both have a petrolium base but aquaphor has other emolients and really is a better barrier but it carries a few warnings about excessive ingestion not ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes same: They are same....
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: There isn't even any sulfur in the the active component mupirocin.
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Bactroban (mupirocin) Cream: If your skin infection does not improve within 3-5 days of using bactroban, (mupirocin) or it becomes worse, notify your doctor. Prolonged use of bact ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Resnik
30 years experience in Dermatology
Same creams?: Nope. They have slightly different chemical formulas. However, they are used to treat the same types of conditions. Pramoxine is primarily used to tre ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Not always.: Mrsa stands for methicillin resistant staph aureus. Methicillin is a type of penicillin. Many species of staph bacteria are resistant to some forms of ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience in Family Medicine
Betadine: Iodine is an ingredient in Betadine, which is a cleanser.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Should work fine: Both should do the job.
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A female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: The amount used will depend upon the size of the area treated and the duration of use.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Bankov
36 years experience in Anesthesiology
No: Lidocaine is a local anesthetic (numbing medicine), aloe is a plant that sometimes used to assist the wound healing.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
YES: They are in the class of macrolide antibiotics. Z-Pak is "Azithromycin."
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A male asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Cream vs ointment: In some instances, the potency is higher in ointment as opposed to cream ( some steroid preparations) but in general, it is a matter of personal prefe ... Read More
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A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Sepsis syndrome can be caused by a variety of infections including the streptococcus as well as some non infectious causes. Not all, in fact most, st ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: A boil is a skin infection. Staph is a type of bacteria. It is short for staphylococcus. Boils are most often caused by staph but they can be cause ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Maybe OK, but why?: The skin (non-vaginal) cream might work, but can't be guarantteed; I'm sure the manufacturer never studied it for vaginal yeast. And you'd need to use ... Read More

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