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can i use mupirocin 2% to treat ringworm?

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Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
Infectious Disease 31 years experience
No: Ringworm is caused by a fungus. Mupirocin kills only bacteria. You need an antifungal.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Can bactroban (mupirocin) topical cure ringworm?

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Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 21 years experience
No: True ringworm is caused by a fungal infection. Bactroban (mupirocin) is a topical antibiotic that works well for bacterial infections, but is not helpful for fungal infections. You can try over the counter Miconazole products, but may need to see your dermatologist for a prescription anti fungal.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Can I use bactroban (mupirocin) to treat ringworm?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 21 years experience
No: True "ringworm" is caused by a fungal infection. Bactroban (mupirocin) is a topical antibiotic that works well for bacterial infections, but is not helpful for fungal infections. You can try over the counter Miconazole products, but may need to see your dermatologist for a prescription anti fungal.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Will bactroban (mupirocin) work on ringworm?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
No: No, bactroban (mupirocin) is an antibacterial, and ringworm is caused by fungus.

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