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Why does my nose get runny when I use bactroban nasal?

Why does my nose get runny when I use bactroban nasal?

Irritant: The Mupirocin or the carrier in bactroban (mupirocin) may be acting as an irritant to you. Not everyone responds in the same manner. Glad to hear that you are using this, however, since it has a fairly good success rate in eliminating MRSA from the nares. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Balin
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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 I use a qtip to apply bactroban nasal ointment?

Can I use a qtip to apply bactroban nasal ointment?

Yes!: Be careful not to go to deep. You just need to coat the inside of each nostril if you were prescribed this for treating MRSA colonization. ...Read more

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Can I use bactroban nasal ointment while im also using bactroban cream on my face?

Can I use bactroban nasal ointment while im also using bactroban cream on my face?

Nasal Bactroban: Mupirocin, bactroban, is used to temporarily get rid of certain nasal bacteria as part of an infection control program. It is an antibiotic that works by stopping the growth of certain bacteria. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel like i'm swallowing the bactroban when I use the bactroban nasal ointment?

Is it normal to feel like i'm swallowing the bactroban when I use the bactroban nasal ointment?

Makes sense...: Your nasal passage, sinuses, throat, ears, are all connected. Your taste buds and entrance to your esophagus are close by too. Ever have post-nasal drip that you first taste then end up swallowing? Ear, nose, and throat doctors can look at the back of your throat by passing a camera down your nose, so a little of your Bactroban Ointment just took a similar road to the back of your throat. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use bactroban nasal ointment if i'm not sure if my nose is colonized with staph?

Ok if needed: Bactroban (mupirocin) kills MRSA and is very good if you have issues of breathing or using this to kill mrsa. Do not use if u do not need this. For prevention of infection use just Normal Saline as a nebs or few drops to nostril to open up congested sinus. ...Read more

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My right nostril is sore inside and is creating crust. Not sure what's going on in there but using bactroban nasal ointment in it. Will it suffice?

My right nostril is sore inside and is creating crust. Not sure what's going on in there but using bactroban nasal ointment in it. Will it suffice?

Only time will tell: Since have no idea what is causing the inflammation and crusting there is no way in which to predict outcome. Bactroban (mupirocin) may change the staphylococcus colonizing your nares, but no way to know whether it will suffice to heal the lesion in your nose. ...Read more

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Can I use bactroban/mupirocin nasal ointment on SKIN wounds? Are the ingridients of the skin cream and nasal ointment the same?

Can I use bactroban/mupirocin nasal ointment on SKIN wounds? Are the ingridients of the skin cream and nasal ointment the same?

Don't see any harm: Don't see any harm in trying to use the same cream...as long as wound is small and without any complications ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Bactroban (Definition)

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