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Can Triple Antibiotic Ointment Be Used Instead Of Bactroban On Skin Lesion Removal
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
After extensive cryotherapy in the perianal area, is it ok to use polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin)?
Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin): It should be.Get a more detailed answer ›
Would it harm if neosporin powder is added over bactroban (mupirocin) ointment for skin rashes. How many times should the ointment be applied in a day.thanks..
What is a better choice for skin staph infection: maximum strength neosporin or bacitracin with zinc along with the oral antibiotic doxycyline? Thanks
Doxycycline: The treatment of choice for any staph infection is oral Doxycycline (or one of the other antibiotics indicated for staph). Topical creams such as neosporin or Bacitracin are relatively ineffective; they might have a small supplemental effect when used with an oral antibiotic, but should not be used by themselves for staph. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Clotrimazole fights fungus, not bacteria like staph. Betamethasone is a topical steroid, so it will make the area less red, but it does not fight bacteria causing redness. If you applied these, the symptoms might improve, but if it's a bacterial infection, the cause will remain and may worsen. Fortunately, healthy people's immune system can fight minor staph infections. If worse, see a doctor. ...Read more
Is it ok if neosporin powder is put on top of bactorban ointment for skin rashes to subside or they shud be used separately.Thanks?
Can I use topical Clindamycin cream 4 outer ear infection? Will it be effective against pseudomonas, the probable bacteria? Will cream be ok for ear?
Would the use of triple antibiotic ointment on a draining abscess cause enough neomycin to be absorbed into the blood to damage the cochlea/hearing?
Not recommended: As harmless as an antibiotic cream might seem, it is actually absorbed into the skin and the rest of the body. That means different germs 'see' this medication and can generate resistance to it - which may be an issue down the road. (Hopefully never but you can't predict the future). Better to find out what exactly is causing the rash and base your treatment on that. A dermatologist may be of help ...Read more