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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

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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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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Pls can u advice me what are medications, used for nasal vestibulitis? Sometimes, septum bleeds, has white patches, tried bactroban without much benefit

Pls can u advice me what are medications, used for nasal vestibulitis? Sometimes, septum bleeds, has white patches, tried bactroban without much benefit

See ENT: If there is a permanent white patch which fails to heal and bleeds often, one needs to consider cancer. I recommend that you contact an ENT ASAP. Be sure also that you are aiming your Nasonex away from the septum otherwise it will likely cause bleeding. Aiming nasal steroid at the septum theoretically may lead to monilial infection (transient white patches) although I have never seen it. ...Read more

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Is there any over-the-counter drug that can be used in place of Mupirocin?

Is there any over-the-counter drug that can be used in place of Mupirocin?

No it is pre-: Scription only and not the same as topical antibiotics ointment OTC ...Read more

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Can you take bactroban (mupirocin) if you have a sulfa drug allergy?

Can you take bactroban (mupirocin) if you have a sulfa drug allergy?

Yes: Bactroban (mupirocin) is a topical medication for treating skin infections. If you have an allergy to sulfa antibiotics, you should not have a problem with bactroban (mupirocin) which is not absorbed into your system and should not cause an allergic reaction in those with a sulfa antibiotic (which is absorbed). ...Read more

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After being on a picc line for drug invanz (ertapenem) and the more ab's (after a surgical inf.), I now have staph on my skin. Mupirocin not working. I'm worried..

After being on a picc line for drug invanz (ertapenem) and the more ab's (after a surgical inf.), I now have staph on my skin. Mupirocin not working. I'm worried..

Complications: Surgical site infections are serious and frustrating, but they do occur. Sounds like you are being treated appropriately with the picc line and antibiotics. Recovery from surgery and then the infection is difficult. Take your vitamins, wash your skin with mild soap and rinse well. Use olive oil on your wet skin to moisturize it, then hairdryer the area. Stay in contact with your surgeon. ...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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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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Can I shower, while using mupirocin ointment, do I cover the affected area or is okay to get it wet?

Although: OINTMENTS as a "VEHICLE" (carrying agent" are more resistant to the effects of water they can be washed off. I would "time" your showers at the end of the suggested time for application of the ointment (eg three time /day at the end of an 8 hour period!
Just be safe....be well
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...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

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Can you use mupirocin ointments on piercings?

If Infected: If there are clinical signs of a superficial skin infection after a piercing, topical Mupirocin may be used. If the infection is deep, systemic antibiotics may be necessary. ...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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Is bactroban (mupirocin) suitable for children?

Yes: Bactroban (mupirocin) is a topical antiinfective medication that is suitable for use in children and adults. ...Read more

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What is bactroban (mupirocin) cream used to treat?

Bactroban (mupirocin): "Bactroban Nasal has been approved as an intranasally administered topical agent for the eradication of nasal colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)" (ointment). See: http://www. Medilexicon. Com/drugs/bactroban_nasal_2.php ...Read more

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When should you use mupirocin ointment on the skin?

Short term use: I generally recommend Mupirocin for mild, superficial infections that don't warrant the use of systemic antibiotics. I will also use it in the nostrils to reduce carriage of methicillin-resistant staph aureus (mrsa). There may be some other cases where I would consider Mupirocin but I would have to think about that one. ...Read more

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I cut my dinger and the skin still there. Can I apply Mupirocin?

I cut my dinger and the skin still there. Can I apply Mupirocin?

Sure: Make sure you have washed the cut well with brisk running cool water and clean with mild soap. Pat dry and apply the cream twice a day. Watch for excessive redness or pain over the next few days - if develops see your MD. Make sure your finger movement is ok. Cuts by very sharp items like knives and glass can sometimes be deeper than they look and can damage underlying tendons. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Bactroban (Definition)

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