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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.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
43 years experience Dermatology
Mupirocin: Great idea! Mupirocin is the best surface antibiotic ointment and much better than neosporin.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
29 years experience Dermatology
Yes: but it won't help a hemorrhoid
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Dr. Liesa Harte
29 years experience Family Medicine
Yes, but : I don't think you will have any relief of your symptoms. It is an antibiotic.
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Dr. David Krulak
23 years experience Family Medicine
Mupirocin: Mupirocin is used to treat certain skin infections. It is an antibiotic that works by stopping the growth of certain bacteria. There would be no bene ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bactroban (mupirocin): mupirocin is bactroban and if the itch is due to a bacterial skin infection then sure. mupirocin is an antibiotic. If your itch is due to a yeast in ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
29 years experience Family Medicine
Wouldn't help: It shouldn't be harmful, but it I do t think it will help you.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mamina Turegano
Specializes in Dermatology
If open wounds: Hand eczema responds best to topical anti-inflammatory or steroid creams/ointments. Mupirocin is an antibacterial ointment that is usually reserved ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
41 years experience Pediatrics
Rash: Mupirocin is an antibiotic cream and needs to be used judiciously. All rash does nto have infection over it. So see ur doc first to see ehat the rash ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Skin Infections.: It is a topical antibiotic used to treat skin infections.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Will not help warts: Mupirocin ointment is used for bacterial infection of skin , hpv virus that cause will not be killed , use other over the counter ointments for warts ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Spencer
36 years experience Dermatology
Probably: Mupirocin ointment can be an effective method for eliminated MRSA colonization from nasal passages and skin fold areas. Abscesses need to be drained, ... Read More
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