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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
no: This is an antibacterial agent.It has little or no effect on a yeast.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
NO: Bactroban (mupirocin) is an antibiotic ointment used specifically to treat one kind of bacteria that can be present. Using it risks killing of one ki ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
40 years experience Dermatology
Antibiotic: Mupirocin is a prescription topical antibiotic.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Doxycycline can be an effective anti-infective for use to treat boils.
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A female asked:
Dr. James Cullington
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Coprocessor an antibiotic will used for cellulitis usually in suspected gram positive bacteria.
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Bader
26 years experience Dermatology
Nystatin : Nystatin ointment is used for yeast infections. It can be used in the anal area with care under the direction of a physician.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Cellulitis: Uncomplicated cellulitis is most commonly caused by strep bacteria and usually can be treated with any penicillin group of antibiotics. More complicat ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Clotrimazole is used to treat fungal infections, not stds.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: It treats some urinary tract infections, not gonorrhea.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not really: It is a corticosteroid used mostly in eczema and psoriasis, contact dermatitis problems more than scars. Some mds do use it for massage as a wound is ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 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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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Worthless for acne: This won't help. Your best friend is topical benzoyl peroxide, as strong as you can tolerate up to 2x/day. If this doesn't clear you in two weeks, get ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Diabo
21 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Bactroban (mupirocin) is a topical antiinfective medication that is suitable for use in children and adults.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
38 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Dermovate can be helpful in treating alopecia areata, not hereditary hair loss.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
25 years experience Radiology
Many uses: It is a type of benzodiazapene. Can be for anxiety, sleep and many others.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Not very: By the time someone has a boil, it's generally too late for antibiotics. A boil needs to be opened and drained. In addition, a large proportion of b ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Proctozone-hc is a steroid which may make ringworm (a fungal skin infection) worse rather than better.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Ear infection: Yes, tetracycline can be used for ear infections if the perceived or cultured bacterial cause may be susceptible. However, it is rarely used because m ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Vanicream: I really like Vanicream but Cetaphil and Eucerin are all good options. In addition avoid long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers like Ivory, I ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Seldom needs AB: Paronychia seldom needs therapy with antibiotics. Usually frequent hot compresses and soaks will bring it to a head and allow either spontaneous drai ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Frank
21 years experience Family Medicine
Not really: It's not "unsafe" but it is not going to treat the infection. It may provide some relief of the irritation and itching but should be used with cautio ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Not lice.: Possibly to treat itching due to louse bites, but will not kill lice or nits.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Hennig
18 years experience Thoracic Surgery
No: Tobramycin is not absorbed through the intestines, so only a IV or im formulation would work.

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