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Mupirocin (Definition)

Treats skin infections. Belongs to a class of drugs called antibiotics. It is an antibiotic of ...Read more


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Can mupirocin ointment USP 2 be used for diaper rash?

Can mupirocin ointment USP 2 be used for diaper rash?

Yes: There are some diaper rashes that likely need mupirocin, usually those that look like pustules or sores. Most of the flat red ones, though, will get better with regular zinc-oxide based diaper ointments. Your doctor can often tell by looking which would be better. ...Read more

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Can mupirocin ointment USP 2 be used for warts?

Can mupirocin ointment USP 2 be used for warts?

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 may help or see your doctor. ...Read more

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Are both bacitracin ointment & bacitracin zinc ointment the same?

Are both bacitracin ointment & bacitracin zinc ointment the same?

Yes: Bacitracin is an effective topical antibiotic. Bacitracin zinc is a salt of the compound that is usually added to neomycin and polymixin b to form the triple antibiotic, neosporin. ...Read more

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Should I use bactroban (mupirocin) cream or bactroban (mupirocin) ointment be used to treat staph?

Bactroban (mupirocin): Bactroban (mupirocin) ointment is an excellent topical medication to treat staphylococcal infections. Use it as recommended by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is bacitracin zinc ointment exactly like neosporin?

Is bacitracin zinc ointment exactly like neosporin?

No: They are different compounds but both can be helpful in the correct setting. ...Read more

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Can bactroban (mupirocin) cream 2 be applied to the vagina?

No: Bactroban (mupirocin) is not formulated for use on mucus membranes including the eyes, the inside of the nose and the vagina and should not be used in these locations. ...Read more

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Why use bactroban (mupirocin) over bacitracin?

Depends: Bactroban (mupirocin) should only be used in an infection caused by mrsa. If not, mssa infections can convert into MRSA infections. ...Read more

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Mupirocin ointment 2 for toddler vaginal infection, is this okay?

Mupirocin: Mupirocin is typically used for bacterial skin infections, specifically impetigo. If the vaginal infection is impetigo, Mupirocin would be appropriate. But if there is no impetigo, (ie: the infection is fungal), Mupirocin will not help. ...Read more

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Is polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or calendula ointment better?

Is polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or calendula ointment better?

For what problem?: Without knowing what you're treating, it's hard to say which would be "better." polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) contains synthetic antibiotics, Bacitracin and polymyxin. Calendula ointment is from the marigold plant, calendula officinalis. It's been traditionally used in minor skin wounds: skin infections, burns, bee stings, sunburn, warts, etc. Most research comes from animal studies. http://tinyurl.com/lapg2kq. ...Read more

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Will mupirocin ointment USP 2% help for staph infection?

Depends: Depends on where the staph is. If it is a superficial infection, it may; however, staph is notorious for its propensity to cause abscess, in which case the Mupirocin will only have limited effect; surgery is treatment for a staph abscess. ...Read more

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Scalp sores. erythromycin 2 wk,tetracycline 6 wk,pencillin 2 wk, prednisone, taromomentasone,betaderm,fucindin h,tara-clobetasol,lopux,derm can't help?

Scalp sores. erythromycin 2 wk,tetracycline 6 wk,pencillin 2 wk, prednisone, taromomentasone,betaderm,fucindin h,tara-clobetasol,lopux,derm can't help?

Explanation : Sorry to hear this. You used 3 different antibiotics and few different steroid cream. And your problems not even improve? Sometimes it necessary to have a biopsy done to make a proper diagnosis. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is neosporin ointment comedogenic? Used for pimples.

Is neosporin ointment comedogenic? Used for pimples.

Neosporin: Neosporin ointment is petrolatum based and quite oily. Long term use on the skin is probably unwise and could exacerbate acne. Rather, a cleanser that can eliminate excess oil without drying the skin too much is what would be preferred to treat acne. ...Read more

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Can bactroban (mupirocin) ointment be use for toenail fungus?

Can bactroban (mupirocin) ointment be use for toenail fungus?

Not a good choice: Bactroban (mupirocin) is a powerful topical antimicrobial agent. For fungal infection of the nail, you need a good antifungal. Seeing a podiatrist or dermatologist will provide better treatment options. ...Read more

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Bactroban (mupirocin) cream helps in itchy rash?

May help: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What are bactroban ointment / mupirocin used for?

Antibiotic: Mupirocin is a prescription topical antibiotic for the treatment of superficial cutaneous infections. ...Read more

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Bactroban (Definition)

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