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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

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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 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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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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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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What does rynase aqua nasal spray do?

What does rynase aqua nasal spray do?

Rynase Aqua: Or rhinocort aqua, is a moisturized steroid nasal spray, used mainly to treat/control allergic/inflammatory conditions of the nasal cavity, active ingredient is budesonide, it is only a prescription strength medicine ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop using nasal spray?

What is the best way to stop using nasal spray?

Nasal spray: If it is otc nasal spray, see an allergist asap, if it is a prescribed nasal spray, consult an allergist about allergy shots. They may provide you with relief and minimize your dependence on medications. ...Read more

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Does nasal spray contains mercury?

Does nasal spray contains mercury?

Which nasal sprays: Do u mean? Otc ones? Nasal steroids? The live virus influenza vaccine that is a nasal spray does not contain thimerosol (mercury). Thimerosol is used in multi-dose vial of injectable vaccine to prevent contamination & growth of bacteria or fungi. Apparently some nasal decongestants do contain thimerosol. ...Read more

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Is lidocaine nasal spray still made?

Is lidocaine nasal spray still made?

By compounding: I do not think it is commercially available but can be produced by a custom compounding pharmacy if your physician feels it is an appropriate drug for you. ...Read more

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Addicted to nasal spray, what do I do?

Addicted to nasal spray, what do I do?

See allergist: It is very easy to become "addicted" to the otc nasal sprays that contain oxymetazoline that are in afrin, neosyneprhine, etc. This is called rhinitis medicamentosa. Treatment can be challenging but through prescription nasal sprays and sometimes prednisone, an allergist or ENT doctor can assist you in getting off that spray! ...Read more

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I'm addicted to nasal spray. Is this bad?

I'm addicted to nasal spray. Is this bad?

YES.: Over the counter nose sprays, like afrin or neosynephrine, are damaging, inflamatory, and quite addictive. Three or 4 days, at most, with a bad cold, is ok, but beyond that, the nasal swelling 'rebounds', and we begin to use the spray more frequently, and get hooked. I start such patients on a nasal steroid spray, and a 10 day tapered course of an oral steroid, which always cures this addiction. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be addicted to nasal spray?

Is it possible to be addicted to nasal spray?

YES!: Nose sprays with oxymetazoline, like afrin, causes great relief of stuffy nose, but it is addictive. If you use it, you should stop after 3 to 5 days. ...Read more

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How long should I keep using rhinolast nasal spray?

Seasonally: Are you taking it for seasonal allergies? If yes, take it as prescribed during seasons when you have allergies. You don't need to take it at times of year when you don't have allergy symptoms. Rhinolast controls allergy symptoms but it doesn't cure them so if you stop it during allergy season, your allergies will come back. If you have allergies all year round, you'll need to take it all year. ...Read more

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What is ipratropium. 03 nasal spray typically and atypically prescribed for?

What is ipratropium. 03 nasal spray typically and atypically prescribed for?

For cold: It is mainly used to reduce runny nose and can be quite helpful when one has a cold. It is also used for any type of runny nose whether due to allergies or not. I usually use the 006% concentration on all adult patients. ...Read more

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Has anyone used astelin nasal spray?

Has anyone used astelin nasal spray?

Yes: I prescribe it to my patients quite often. I recommend it for patients that have allergic rhinitis and/or nasal congestion - often in conjunction with a nasal steroid spray. Together, they can work quite well for nasal symptoms of rhinitis. ...Read more

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