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No: Mupirocin, whether topical or nasal, is not intended for ophthalmic use. It's not "clean" enough to put into/onto your eyes, much less proper pH etc. In general, unless a product states that it's intended for use in/on your eye, best to avoid doing so. If you got some in/on your eye by accident, then rinse out. If you're wondering b/c you have possible eye infection, go see your Family Doc. ...Read more
Will not do anything: To the cyst. Please see you eye care doctor to diagnosis and treat this cyst. ...Read more
Mrsa, started taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 48 hours ago, and mupirocin topical. My eye is swelling & have clear/white mucous up from throat. Do I need 2 c dr asap?
Depends: It depends on where your infection was. All you said is that you have mrsa. You didn't say where the infection was and how it originally affected you. If it somehow involves your head and face and you're having eye swelling then absolutely you need to go see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
My son may have a kerion on his head. His regular pediatrician rx kflex and topical mupirocin. If it is indeed a kerion sore, will these meds cure it?
Kerion: A Kerion is caused by reaction to fungal infection of the scalp, keflex & Bactroban (mupirocin) are antibacterial agent, they help only if there is 2ry bacterial infection but they don't treat the original problem, your son will need anti fungal medications such as griseofulvin & oral steroids, please talk to your pediatrician so he can provide these medications for your child. Good luck. ...Read more
Doctor, I am beyond worried. My 3month old suddenly was oozing yellow sticky pus on one side of his head. The emergency room gave him mupirocin and cephalexin. Is this ok? I can't stop crying. Will my only breast fed baby be ok? Please respond. Please!
Abscess: I am assuming the oozing was from his scalp and not his ear right? So it sounds like your son developed an abscess and it ruptured. The antibiotic and the ointment you were prescribed are absolutely appropriate. I recommend close follow-up with the pediatrician to make sure that all is healing well. Keep the area clean, monitor for increasing redness or swelling. Complete all medicines exactly directed ...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
Use a real Rx: This won't help -- the antibiotic is too little, too late. Use 5% topical benzoyl peroxide 2x/day and if you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength medication that can clear you. Nowadays, all acne is manageable until it self-cures, and untreated it is a serious personal and professional liability. Best wishes. ...Read more
No it's an antibioti: Your better off with an antifungalGet a more detailed answer ›
Shouldn't be: There is no such thing as "weepy baby eczema.". That sounds like impetigo, which is a bacterial infection of the skin caused by staph or strep. The classic description is that of a "honey colored crust." when disturbed, it often weeps, which is a serous, yellowish, watery discharge. It can spread, and usually requires oral antibiotics and should be examined and treated by a doctor. ...Read more
Septal piercing: Pain, purulent dischage, redness at site are indications of infection. Septal piercing is a bad idea. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more
Mupirocin: Mupirocin is used to treat certain skin infections. It is an antibiotic that works by stopping the growth of certain bacteria. Unless the vaginal itching is caused by one of those bacteria, there would be little reason to use this medication. A good plan would be to see a doctor for an evaluation. This would lead to a diagnosis that had a specific and effective treatment. ...Read more