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Doctor insights on: Bactroban Cream Usage

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Can I use tricinolone steroid cream & neosporin antibacterial together?

Can I use tricinolone steroid cream & neosporin antibacterial together?

Yes: These can be used together with the steroid cream applied first. This is often done if rashes such as eczema are secondarily infected. However, bactroban (mupirocin) ointment is a better choice than neosporin due to the lower risk of allergic contact dermatitis. ...Read more

Dr. Lori Semel
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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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Why use bactroban (mupirocin) over bacitracin?

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

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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Triamcinolone acetonide ointment used for acne?

Triamcinolone acetonide ointment used for acne?

Very bad idea: It will make the redness and swelling go away by stopping the neutrophils from fighting the bacteria that cause acne. It will promote the same skin changes that trigger acne at puberty. Using this stuff on your face over time is likely to scar you by itself. Please get with a competent physician instead of experimenting with prescription-strength medications. ...Read more

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Can I use bactroban (mupirocin) ointment for vaginal itching?

Can I use bactroban (mupirocin) ointment for vaginal itching?

Vaginal itch: Bactroban (mupirocin) is an antibacterial ointment. it is not likely to help with vaginal itching. Yeast infections are the most common causes and over the counter yeast creams are readily available at any pharmacy. If that does not work you will need an exam to determine the cause and treatment ...Read more

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Elomet cream can use for fungus?

Elomet cream can use for fungus?

NO!!!!: This is a steroid, and while a steroid cream will hide your symptoms and take the itch away, it does nothing to kill or treat the fungus! try using an otc anti-fungal cream like lotrimin, Lamisil or tinactin (tolnaftate) 2x/day for at least 30 days. Your symptoms should disappear in 3-5 days, but since fungal sores live 30 days, you must use it for 30 days to prevent recurrence. Also... Don't scratch! ...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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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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I have 3 creams which one is best for eczema? 1 Nystatin ointment 2 clotrimazole and betamethason dipropionate cream 3 aloe vesta anti fungal ointmen

I have 3 creams which one is best for eczema? 1 Nystatin ointment 2 clotrimazole and betamethason dipropionate cream  3 aloe vesta anti fungal ointmen

Betamethasone: These medicines are for fungus; the clotrimazole/betamethasone mixture will help do to the steroid component, but it should never be applied to areas of thin skin (axillae, groin, face). The clotrimazole component is for fungus, as well as the other ointments you mentioned ...Read more

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Can beclomethasone dipropionate, clotrimazole and neomycin cream be used for acne?

Can beclomethasone dipropionate, clotrimazole and neomycin cream be used for acne?

No : Beclomethasone is a steroid ; Clotrimazole is an antifungal and neither will treat acne. Neosporin is a topical antibiotic but is not commonly used to treat acne. ...Read more

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Can i use mupirocin ointment usp 2% on ringworm?

No: Mupirocin is active against bacteria and ringworm is caused by fungal infection. topical 'azole' or terbinafine would be more effective. ...Read more

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Can you use diprosone (betamethasone dipropionate) ov cream on fungal infected scalp?

Can you use diprosone (betamethasone dipropionate) ov cream on fungal infected scalp?

No: Fungal infections on scalp travel down hair follicles and require oral anti fungal medications. Please get checked by a dermatologist who can confirm the diagnosis and treat accordingly. Usually otc ketoconazole shampoo can be used in conjunction with oral rx. But who wants cream on their hair anyway, right? ...Read more

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Does cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) cream treat poison ivy?

Does cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) cream treat poison ivy?

It can: Some people have such a mild or no reaction that they need nothing at all. Some people have more itching and cortisone cream can really help but it shouldn't be used more than a week or two. Some people have such a bad reaction they need oral cortisone or even iv! ...Read more

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Can you use daktarin cream miconazole nitrate on angular cheilitis?

Can you use daktarin cream miconazole nitrate on angular cheilitis?

Yes, but may not wor: my experience is that angular cheilitis is the result of systmemic yeast that has settlted at the commisures of the mouth. I have found that angular cheilitis is sensitive to either Diflucan, (fluconazole) or to Metagenic's Candibactin AR or BR. ...Read more

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Can a girl use neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) for acne?

Can a girl use neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) for acne?

No: Neosporin will not help acne. It may even make it worse. It is also a common cause of allergic eruptions -so throw it away. ...Read more

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Can I use diprosone (betamethasone dipropionate) ov cream on fungal infected scalp?

Can I use diprosone (betamethasone dipropionate) ov cream on fungal infected scalp?

No.: Diprosone (betamethasone dipropionate) is a corticosteroid anti-inflammatory cream; it will make a fungal infection worse. Fungal infections of the scalp usually require an oral antifungal, because creams & lotions can't penetrate the hair follicles where the fungus is located. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Bactroban (Definition)

Bactroban is an acne agent which is a ...Read more