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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Bactroban (Overview)

Bactroban is an acne agent which is a kind of skin-related medication.


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What are bactroban ointment / mupirocin used for?

What are bactroban ointment / mupirocin used for?

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

Dr. Shari Jackson
219 Doctors shared insights

Bactroban (Overview)

Bactroban is an acne agent which is a kind of skin-related medication.


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Please describe the medication: bactroban (mupirocin)?

Please describe the medication: bactroban (mupirocin)?

Antibiotic: Treats skin infections. Belongs to a class of drugs called antibiotics. Bactroban (mupirocin) is an antibacterial used to treat skin infections such a impetigo. ...Read more

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Foreskin is itching since Saturday, it was slightly swollen for 2 days but went away on Monday, the itching remains, used bactroban (mupirocin) for a day, no good?

Foreskin is itching since Saturday, it was slightly swollen for 2 days but went away on Monday, the itching remains, used bactroban (mupirocin) for a day, no good?

Balano-posthitis: Fungal Balano-posthitis can cause swelling of the foreskin and glans penis. This would best be treat with an antifungal if your Doctor confirms that this is the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is bactroban (mupirocin) effective at treating staph?

Is bactroban (mupirocin) effective at treating staph?

Yes BUT...: 1. It is for topical use only; it cannot be used to treat blood infections. It is too toxic for consumption.
2. It can only treat small, superficial infections; in most infections, other interventions are needed such as abscess drainage and debridement of infected tissue.
3. It is only effective if the staph isn't already resistant to the antibiotic. ...Read more

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My baby scratched me very hard down the side of my face. What do I do to ensure healing and prevent scarring? Can I use bactroban (mupirocin) ointment I have?

My baby scratched me very hard down the side of my face. What do I do to ensure healing and prevent scarring? Can I use bactroban (mupirocin) ointment I have?

Simple treatment: If there is no evidence of infection then plain vaseline on the site to keep it moist will give you the best chance at healing with minimal scarring for most superficial injuries. Topical antibiotic ointments usually don't do much for you unless the wound was dirty (baby fingers can be dirty sometimes). If you are concerned then please see your doctor. ...Read more

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How long does impetigo last. I've done 2 rounds of clindamyicin and topical bactroban (mupirocin) and it seems to be coming back. I am the only one with it.?

Impetigo treatment: Try taking baths with warm soapy water. Add 3-4 tablespoons of bleach to water as a disinfectant. Also apply bactrioban to your nostrils several times during day. Keep your towel separate. ...Read more

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What is mupirocin and its effects?

Topical antibacteria: Mupirocin can be used topically. It is active against mrsa, and is often used intranasally to attempt to rid a person of carrying MRSA in their nose and back of throat. ...Read more

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What is mupirocin ointment used for?

Mupirocin Ointment: Mupirocin ointment is a prescription antibacterial medicine that is sold under the bactroban (mupirocin) brand name. This medication stops the production of proteins that bacteria need to survive and kills the bacteria. ...Read more

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What is the medical use of mupirocin?

Topical antibiotic: It is a topical antibiotic. In my practice it is particularly useful as it doesn't really have the risk of allergic contact dermatitis as does bacitracin, neosporin or other similar otc antibiotic treatments. ...Read more

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Can mupirocin be used mosquoito bites?

See below: It can be used to prevent a secondary bacterial infection. It will not treat the bite itself. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: mupirocin?

Please describe the medication: mupirocin?

Antibiotic: Treats skin infections. Belongs to a class of drugs called antibiotics. It is an antibiotic of the monoxycarbolic acid class. ...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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What is mupirocin ointment? And what does it treat?

What is mupirocin ointment? And what does it treat?

Topical Antibiotic: Mupirocin (bactroban) is used to treat bacterial infections. It works by killing bacteria or preventing their growth. Mupirocin ointment is applied to the skin to treat impetigo. It may also be used for other bacterial skin infections. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: bactroban (mupirocin)?

Antibiotic: Treats skin infections. Belongs to a class of drugs called antibiotics. Bactroban (mupirocin) is an antibacterial used to treat skin infections such a impetigo. ...Read more

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Does mupirocin fade dark spots?

Muprocin: Muprocin is used as a topical antibiotic for Staph infections of the skin. My patients have not experienced the reaction you're asking about. Plus I have not seen this in any studies. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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Mupirocin (Definition)

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