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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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 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

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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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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 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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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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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

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Is mupirocin nasal spray otc?

Is mupirocin nasal spray otc?

Mupiricin: Hello, mupiricin nasal is a rx medication. See your doctor for this medication. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use mupirocin 2% in the nose? Even if it doesn't say nasal ointment

Is it safe to use mupirocin 2% in the nose? Even if it doesn't say nasal ointment

Yes: It is commonly given in the context of a staph infection, or for close contact (roommate or family member) of patient with staph infection. Use as directed by the treating physician. ...Read more

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What is the recommended treatment regime of nasal bactroban that one would use to treat staph?

What is the recommended treatment regime of nasal bactroban that one would use to treat staph?

4 to 5 times a day: Clean finger, apply 4 to 5 times a day. No qtips. Do it for at least a week or 4 days past complete lack of symptoms. ...Read more

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Will nasal mupirocin affect my birth control?

Will nasal mupirocin affect my birth control?

No: Topical Mupirocin is safe and the absorption is minimal. You can check with your gyn though to be certain. ...Read more

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Nose swab tested positive for a gram negative bacilli and cocci colony. This was causing sore outbreaks on face. Took bactroban 2x daily for 10 days. Will bactroban eliminate both? Are these types of nasal colonies recurring? Or should I be fine now?

Nose swab tested positive for a gram negative bacilli and cocci colony. This was causing sore outbreaks on face. Took bactroban 2x daily for 10 days. Will bactroban eliminate both? Are these types of nasal colonies recurring? Or should I be fine now?

Probably unrelated: Those kinds of bacteria are not likely cause of "sore outbreaks on face". If this is due to any bacteria at all, I would be more suspicious of strep or staph. Bactroban (mupirocin) may help. However, you should also speak with your doctor about the possibility of herpes, which is an entirely different problem. ...Read more

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Are recurring non-mrsa staph infections common? If so, should they eventually happen less frequently? Used bactroban for nasal colones, but it continues to recur.

Are recurring non-mrsa staph infections common? If so, should they eventually happen less frequently? Used bactroban for nasal colones, but it continues to recur.

Trouble with Staph: This bacterium is particularly hardy and may be persisting in your environment-if indeed you've tried a regimen to 'eradicate' it from your body. It may be worth throwing out old razors, personal hygiene items, etc or at least try to sterilize them in a dishwasher. Towels, used linens etc will need a 'hot wash' to disinfect. Then, consider personal contacts in the family for possible re-infection. ...Read more

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On Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) & Bactroban for nasal foliculitis. Day3: Sore throat and lip ulcers. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) switched. Day4: Sane w/ more ulcers. Skip Bactroban tonight?

Ask your doctor: The doctor who prescribed these meds is properly the one to ask. In fact, he/she may be highly annoyed with you upon finding out that you asked a lot of remote-access doctors who don't have a doctor-patient relationship with you instead of him/her. This is not really responsible behavior. Don't be afraid to call your doc and ask. He/she would want you to. If he/she doesn't, find another doctor. ...Read more

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Red nose from time to time. Tried Mupirocin but didn't work.

Red nose from time to time. Tried Mupirocin but didn't work.

Needs to be checked: Mupirocin is a topical antibiotic and will only work if there is infection. We do not have enough information to advice you what to use/But I will advice you to discontinue the mupirocin and if still red nose and it is bothering you vconsult your MD ...Read more

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Mupirocin ointment. How long should I wait to blow my nose after applying this ointment?

Mupirocin nasal,: You need to clear your nasal passages before applying it, if for Ny reason you need to blow your nose right, you can do that and reapply, otherwise, I would say 20-30 minutes would be enough for the cream to absorbed, best wishes ...Read more

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Can bactroban (mupirocin) 5g ointment be applied in the nose?

It would be: Safe, but a preparation that was more of a petroleum base may "stick" better and provide some moisturizing effect. ...Read more

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Can bactroban (mupirocin) skin ointment use in the nose?

Yes, but: Yes, but nasal infections can be very serious and you should only use under direction of a doctor. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use bactroban (mupirocin) cream in nose, not the ointment?

Probably okay: There is a special version of Mupirocin (one trade name is bactroban) which is designed for the nose. That version is an ointment which generally is less irritating to the mucosal surface of the nose. The cream can probably work in a pinch, but might be irritating so is not recommended. ...Read more

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Bactroban (Definition)

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