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Medicine For Mupirocin Allergy
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
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
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.
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?
See a dermatologist: Cold sores do not last a month. So it was something else. Mupirocin is used for impetigo, not cold sores. Do you still have a sore? Using mupirocin ointment or cream? Change from mupirocin to vaseline. See dermatologist if persists more than a few days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Adjunct only: There are better topical antibiotics for which resistance is less of a problem. Never use an antibiotic as sole treatment for acne. If for some reason you cannot get a standard treatment from your physician, using this along with topical benzoyl peroxide for a time might be worth a try. Acne is a serious chronic non-lifestyle related disease that can be managed scientifically. Best wishes. ...Read more