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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
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
No it is pre-: Scription only and not the same as topical antibiotics ointment OTC ...Read more
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
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
See below: Bacterial infection of the skin.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can I shower, while using mupirocin ointment, do I cover the affected area or is okay to get it wet?
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
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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
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