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Can I Use Mupirocin On A Cut
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
Son cut the tip of toe has a flap of skin I've been putting bandaid and bactroban (mupirocin).Now the flap of skin white and lifting do I leave or remove?
Do not: Cut it off. Let it heal with the flap and take away any friction to area until it heals. Watch for redness or pain increase and if that happens take to podiatrist. ...Read more
Cut my private area while shaving, how long should I give my razer scab to heal? It's been a week and it's the same still. Using Mupirocin for 2 days.
May need more time:
May need 3-4 weeks
Continue ointment 4 times a day ...Read more
Cut finger on dirty fork in dishwasher yesterday, very slightly red today, no pain really, don't want it to get infected, can I use mupirocin cream?
Low risk: The chance of infection from this sort of cut is low, especially is the fork did not penetrate deeply. If there was any detergent in the water, the risk is even lower. Even a trace amount of common dishwashing detergent would kill most infection-causing bacteria. I don't think you need mupirocin; just keep the wound clean. ...Read more
I cut my pinky its swollen with white to yellow dots and abscesses. Do I use mupirocin cream AFTER its already infected or use an oral amoksicillin?
TooMuchMoxyForAmoksi: What, you have mupirocin & amoxixillin laying around unused? Well, then, firstly amoxicillin probably will not work for a skin infection & secondly, for an established infection of the skin, unless it is very superficial (like impetigo)it probably won't penetrate far enough to help much. You can try it, but don't hold your breath. With what you call"abscesses, "you best see a doc and get the proper care ...Read more
Is there any stronger ointment to fight skin infection other than bactroban (mupirocin).My dad has diabetes & after a cut got rashes in skin. He has diabetes, Help?
No: There is no ointment that is stronger but I advise you to be very careful as Diabetics have a high risk of having complicated infections that may not be treatable with just ointment. ...Read more
Will it harm a person with diabetes to use neospirin powder over bactroban, (mupirocin)Had a cut on toe & rashes came on skin with fluid. Is it ok if he uses both!
Unlikely: Using both antibiotics should be just fine. ...Read more
Am using bactroban (mupirocin) for skin rashes from which some fluid comes after a cut on toe. Was wondering if I put neosporin powder over bactroban (mupirocin) will it harm?
1) there is no:
Point in doing that.
2) I would recommend you see a doctor. It sounds like you are self doctoring. The reason is it sounds like you have an infection and then you say a rash. So there may be two problems. If your not getting better with the bactroban (mupirocin) you may need an oral antibiotic. ...Read more
Slow heal for cut on knee with small hole from fall on sharp object. Saline solution then betadine used then gauze with mupirocin and neomycin applied?
Wound care: Sounds as if you have done the right things. Hopefully your tetanus vaccine is up to date. If not, go and do this. Watch the wound for signs of redness, heat, tenderness or areas of hardening of the underlying tissue and if these things occur, see a doctor ASAP. Best wishes. ...Read more
Hi Dr, tdy I went to see a generalist in nose/throat area, she told me that the neoglasm should be removed by surgery. She gave me mupirocin 2% and try it for 7 days. If it doesn't go down, then the removal should be done. Is it necessary to cut it off an
See your doctor: Doctors use many tests to diagnose a tumor and some tests may also determine which treatments may be the most effective. Please, follow your doctor's instructions. ...Read more
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