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Medicine For Bactroban Allergy
Yes: Bactroban (mupirocin) is a topical medication for treating skin infections. If you have an allergy to sulfa antibiotics, you should not have a problem with bactroban (mupirocin) which is not absorbed into your system and should not cause an allergic reaction in those with a sulfa antibiotic (which is absorbed). ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
If my 4 month old is having an allergy to mupirocin, what alternatives should I ask her dr about? She has been battling eczema/mild impetigo on face.
Eczema treatment: If eczema is infected, it is often necessary to take oral antibiotics to help clear the exacerbation. ...Read more
No it is pre-: Scription only and not the same as topical antibiotics ointment OTC ...Read more
After being on a picc line for drug invanz (ertapenem) and the more ab's (after a surgical inf.), I now have staph on my skin. Mupirocin not working. I'm worried..
Complications: Surgical site infections are serious and frustrating, but they do occur. Sounds like you are being treated appropriately with the picc line and antibiotics. Recovery from surgery and then the infection is difficult. Take your vitamins, wash your skin with mild soap and rinse well. Use olive oil on your wet skin to moisturize it, then hairdryer the area. Stay in contact with your surgeon. ...Read more
I suffered from cold sore for a month. I went to doctor and he prescribed mupirocin cream for me. I am currently using this cream 3 times a day but my lips and skin around my mouth I very crackly since I used this medicine. Can I use Vaseline too?
No: Should cause no problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
Bacteria vs virus:
Very good question. Mupirocin (bactroban) is an antibiotic that is often used for bacterial based skin infections like impetigo.
Shingles is caused by a virus, herpes zoster, and requires antiviral medications. Having said that, if you picked at your lesions they may have an additional bacterial component to them which umpired in might help. ...Read more
No: True ringworm is caused by a fungal infection. Bactroban (mupirocin) is a topical antibiotic that works well for bacterial infections, but is not helpful for fungal infections. You can try over the counter Miconazole products, but may need to see your dermatologist for a prescription anti fungal. ...Read more
No: True "ringworm" is caused by a fungal infection. Bactroban (mupirocin) is a topical antibiotic that works well for bacterial infections, but is not helpful for fungal infections. You can try over the counter Miconazole products, but may need to see your dermatologist for a prescription anti fungal. ...Read more
1. It is for topical use only; it cannot be used to treat blood infections. It is too toxic for consumption.
2. It can only treat small, superficial infections; in most infections, other interventions are needed such as abscess drainage and debridement of infected tissue.
3. It is only effective if the staph isn't already resistant to the antibiotic. ...Read more
Vaginal itch: Bactroban (mupirocin) is an antibacterial ointment. It is not likely to help with vaginal itching. Yeast infections are the most common causes and over the counter yeast creams are readily available at any pharmacy. If that does not work you will need an exam to determine the cause and treatment ...Read more