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will bactroban treat ringworm

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Ringworm is caused by a fungus. Mupirocin kills only bacteria. You need an antifungal.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
20 years experience Dermatology
No: True "ringworm" is caused by a fungal infection. Bactroban (mupirocin) is a topical antibiotic that works well for bacterial infections, but is not h ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: No, bactroban (mupirocin) is an antibacterial, and ringworm is caused by fungus.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
20 years experience Dermatology
No: True ringworm is caused by a fungal infection. Bactroban (mupirocin) is a topical antibiotic that works well for bacterial infections, but is not hel ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 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.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Lio
Dr. Peter Lio answered
19 years experience Dermatology
Tea Tree Oil: I'm not sure about mangosteen or nutmeg powder for ringworm, but tea tree oil has been shown to help cure athlete's foot nearly as well as a prescript ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Get evaluated: Neither eczema or ringworm will affect the eyeball itself. The skin of the lids may have such a process & treatment would be similar to those of t ... Read More
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A 10-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Ring worm: Tinea corporis (ring worm) is a fungal infection, and there are several over the counter medications/creams that my help. Calamine lotion is drying a ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tejas Ozarkar
8 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 female asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
38 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not preferred: In my experience Metronidazole topical is preferred.

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