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Bactroban Nasal Medication
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
When using bactroban nasal ointment, is it necessary to use the entire contents in the tube? Is it ok if some of the ointment is left in the tube?
Yes: The amount used will depend upon the size of the area treated and the duration of use. ...Read more
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?
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
Nothing: It should be fine to use the nasal preparation on the skin. ...Read more
Bactroban (mupirocin): No.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Where do I need to apply nasal bactroban for it be most effective? Is it just the lower nostril area (where my finger would fit) or higher? How much?
As far in as comfort: With a clean finger you apply it as far in as your finger will comfortably go. ...Read more
Can I use regular mupirocin in my nose? My pharmacy gave me that instead of mupirocin nasal. Although it's for inside my nose pre-septoplasty surgery.
Yes: The nasal version is just easier to apply up your nose and less greasy ...Read more
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
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
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
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
It would be: Safe, but a preparation that was more of a petroleum base may "stick" better and provide some moisturizing effect. ...Read more
I accidentally inhaled bactroban (mupirocin) while applying it on the inside of my nose. Is it something I should be concerned of?
No.: It would not cause any problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes, but: Yes, but nasal infections can be very serious and you should only use under direction of a doctor. ...Read more
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
How far up my nose do I put Mupirocin? It says ointment not for ophthalmic use? But I think I put it up too far because I can taste it now. Is that ok
Mrsa/hidradenitis supportiva all clear now but finally insu. Approved Mupirocin oit. For my nose twice a day for 5 days. Is this enough to clear MRSA?
MRSA/Hidrad. RX: ONLY in person evaluations allow that determination for you.. ...Read more
I have about a week left of using bactroban (mupirocin) cream in my nose. But I'm starting to get a nasty headcold that's been going around. Can I still continue use of the product even though I have a headcold?
Bactroban (mupirocin): Why are you using this medication? Most likely it is ok to continue, but you might consider checking in with the doctor that prescribed it. ...Read more