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Dr. Scott Diede
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No.: Mupirocin is an anti-bacterial ointment. It does not kill yeast. Nystatin is a common treatment for topical yeast infections.

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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 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
This would only: help a secondary bacterial infection, not he virus that causes herpes. Acyclovir creme is more efffective.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Mupirocin: The oinment will only be effective if your rash is of bacterial origin. It will not work if your rash is due to a fungus or viral infection.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
22 years experience Pediatrics
Not likely: What you describe in a neck fold sounds like a candidal yeast infection, which would respond to an antifungal like nystatin
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tejas Ozarkar
9 years experience General Practice
Skin infections: Mupirocin ointment (marketed as bactroban) is an antibacterial ointment you put on your skin when you have a skin infection. It is generally effective ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Possibly, but seldom: If this organism is staph aureus this may be somewhat effective, but if you do not begin to clear up rapidly would seek further advice.
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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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Won't work: As above, anti-bacterial meds don't work against yeast.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not a good choice: The ointment in bactroban (mupirocin) may be soothing, but bactroban (mupirocin) is an antibiotic for a bacterial infection. Herpes is a virus and th ... Read More

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