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What is the definition or description of: Bactroban (mupirocin) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Bactroban (mupirocin) allergy?

Bactroban allergy: Bactroban is an antibiotic that is used for skin infections. See: https://www.drugs.com/bactroban.html ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Can you take bactroban (mupirocin) if you have a sulfa drug allergy?

Can you take bactroban (mupirocin) if you have a sulfa drug 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

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Is there any over-the-counter drug that can be used in place of Mupirocin?

Is there any over-the-counter drug that can be  used in place of Mupirocin?

No it is pre-: scription only and not the same as topical antibiotics ointment OTC ...Read more

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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..

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

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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?

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 more

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What is the medical use of mupirocin?

Topical antibiotic: It is a topical antibiotic. In my practice it is particularly useful as it doesn't really have the risk of allergic contact dermatitis as does bacitracin, neosporin or other similar otc antibiotic treatments. ...Read more

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What is mupirocin ointment ? And what does it treat ?

What is mupirocin ointment ? And what does it treat  ?

Topical Antibiotic: Mupirocin (bactroban) is used to treat bacterial infections. It works by killing bacteria or preventing their growth. Mupirocin ointment is applied to the skin to treat impetigo. It may also be used for other bacterial skin infections. ...Read more

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What is bactroban (mupirocin) cream used to treat?

Bactroban (mupirocin): "Bactroban Nasal has been approved as an intranasally administered topical agent for the eradication of nasal colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)" (ointment). See: http://www.medilexicon.com/drugs/bactroban_nasal_2.php ...Read more

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Can mupirocin ointment be used for shingles ?

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

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Can u put mupirocin on labia?

Yes for limited time: Yes, but i would avoid for more than 10 days. D not use inside vaginal mucosa! ...Read more

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Can I use mupirocin on my penis?

Yes if ...: Of course, you may use Mupirocin ointment if you have impetigo on penile skin and no allergy to its use. For detail, ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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Can I put mupirocin on my vagina?

Can I put mupirocin on my vagina?

NO: It is not made for the vagina, if you think you have an infection , you should not guess or self treat, you should see your gyn, for an exam and let him or her do a culture. ...Read more

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Can I use bactroban (mupirocin) for penis odour?

Can I use bactroban (mupirocin) for penis odour?

I would find out why: Your penis is malodorous first before applying an antibiotic.. Do you have a rash? Do you have a penile drip? When the cause of the odor is identifies - a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Can bactroban (mupirocin) topical cure ringworm?

Can bactroban (mupirocin) topical cure ringworm?

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

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Will mupirocin really help get rid of jock itch?

Will mupirocin really help get rid of jock itch?

Probably not: Mupirocin is a topical antibacterial agent and will clear an intertrigo if a susceptible bacteria is causing it. Usually however, the infectioin is fungal or a mixed infection the other baceria as well. Evaluation an testing by your dermatologist is recommended. ...Read more

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Does mupirocin help with redness on the underarm?

Mupirocin: Mupirocin is an antibiotic medication. So the only way it might help is if this redness was due to a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Can I use bactroban (mupirocin) to treat ringworm?

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

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Is bactroban (mupirocin) effective at treating staph?

Is bactroban (mupirocin) effective at treating staph?

Yes BUT...: 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

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Can I use mupirocin ointment for severe dry skin on my face?

Not for that.: Cheaper to use Vaseline petroleum jelly which is in many ointments. Save the mupirocin for infections to prevent resistant bacteria. ...Read more

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Can I use bactroban (mupirocin) ointment for vaginal itching?

Can I use bactroban (mupirocin) ointment for vaginal itching?

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

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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Bactroban (Definition)

Bactroban is an acne agent which is a ...Read more