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what is bactroban cream used to treat

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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Bactroban (mupirocin): Bactroban (mupirocin) contain Mupirocin and effective for only bacterial infections but not yeast infections.
A female asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
No.: Bactroban (mupirocin) treats bacteria. Bacteria and yeast are different. Bactroban (mupirocin) will not treat yeast.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 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
31 years experience 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 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
29 years experience Family Medicine
Yes.: Mupirocin ointment is a better medium for the mucosal membranes of the nose. However if all you have is the cream form, it is certainly okay to apply ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Bactroban (mupirocin): Bactroban (mupirocin) contain Mupirocin and effective for only bacterial infections but not yeast infections.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes, safe: Safe to use, wouldn't use for too much longer though as it risks being ineffective.
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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

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