U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 46-year-old member asked:

Need doctor's help! will mupirocin ointment usp 2 be used for eczema?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Justin Greiwe
A Verified Doctoranswered
Allergy and Immunology 13 years experience
Infected Eczema Only: Mupirocin ointment is a antibacterial preparation that can be helpful for eczema that has become infected but is not the proper treatment for maintenance of eczema long term. Using daily moisturizers and topical corticosteroid ointments for flares is more appropriate. See an Allergist or Dermatologist for more details on properly treating eczema.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
I agree with D> Greiwe. Also fragrances and harsh soaps and hot water and too frequent washing all make eczema worse.
Apr 4, 2015
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
That includes scented detergents and fabric softeners, along with scented lotions, oils, shampoos etc. Pick products for sensitive skin.
Apr 4, 2015

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Apr 24, 2016


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.