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mupirocin cream vs ointment

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Virus vs bacteria: Bactroban (mupirocin) is used to treat bacterial infections and zovirax cream is for viruses.
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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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A member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
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 female asked:
Dr. Peter Lio
Dr. Peter Lio answered
20 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 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
18 years experience Family Medicine
Ointment stays aroun: a bit longer than cream. Otherwise there is n't much difference. Some people prefer 1 or the other. it is like a moisturizer - some like lotion, so ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Nasal Bactroban: Mupirocin, bactroban, is used to temporarily get rid of certain nasal bacteria as part of an infection control program. It is an antibiotic that works ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
NO!: The washing "in between" is VERY NECESSARY .. (It's like not changing your underwear!!) Hope this is helpful! DR Z
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Messy: Hard to apply, messy area, medication often doesnt stay put with undergarments. Topical best but if somewhat widespread, not pregnant no allergies Id ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Bactroban (mupirocin): "Bactroban Nasal has been approved as an intranasally administered topical agent for the eradication of nasal colonization with methicillin-resistant ... Read More
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