Top
20
Doctor insights on: Mupiricin Eye

Share
1

1
Is it ok to pur Mupirocin into your eye?

Is it ok to pur Mupirocin into your eye?

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

Dr. Sheila Smith
219 Doctors shared insights

Mupirocin (Definition)

Treats skin infections. Belongs to a class of drugs called antibiotics. It is an antibiotic of ...Read more


3

3
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

4

4
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

5

5
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!

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

6

6
What is mupirocin and its effects?

What is mupirocin and its effects?

Topical antibacteria: Mupirocin can be used topically. It is active against mrsa, and is often used intranasally to attempt to rid a person of carrying MRSA in their nose and back of throat. ...Read more

7

7
Does mupirocin treat acne?

No: Other treatments are better
mupirocin best for impetigo and other skin infections. ...Read more

8

8
Is mupirocin a good cream for staph?

Yes: Yes, excellent, almost as good as oral if dealing with a skin infection and not an abscess. ...Read more

9

9
How good is bactroban (mupirocin) for acne?

How good is bactroban (mupirocin) for acne?

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

10

10
Should I be using mupirocin on my acne sores?

Should I be using mupirocin on my acne sores?

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

11

11
Can I use mupirocin ointment usp 2% on ringworm?

No: Mupirocin is active against bacteria and ringworm is caused by fungal infection. topical 'azole' or terbinafine would be more effective. ...Read more

15

15
Can bactroban (mupirocin) cream 2 be applied to the vagina?

Can bactroban (mupirocin) cream 2 be applied to the vagina?

No: Bactroban (mupirocin) is not formulated for use on mucus membranes including the eyes, the inside of the nose and the vagina and should not be used in these locations. ...Read more

16

16
Red nose from time to time. Tried Mupirocin but didn't work.

Red nose from time to time. Tried Mupirocin but didn't work.

Needs to be checked: Mupirocin is a topical antibiotic and will only work if there is infection. We do not have enough information to advice you what to use/But I will advice you to discontinue the mupirocin and if still red nose and it is bothering you vconsult your MD ...Read more

17

17
How many days is it safe to apply mupirocin ont to weepy baby eczema?

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

18

18
It's okay to use mupirocin ointment usp, 2% for vaginal itching right?

It's okay to use mupirocin ointment usp, 2% for vaginal itching right?

Bactroban (mupirocin): mupirocin is bactroban and if the itch is due to a bacterial skin infection then sure. Mupirocin is an antibiotic. If your itch is due to a yeast infection, you need an antifungal like Monistat or if its a skin reaction you may need some cortisone cream/ointment. ...Read more

19

19
Should I take bactroban (mupirocin) to help my infected septum piercing?

Should I take bactroban (mupirocin) to help my infected septum piercing?

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

20

20
Can you tell me if I could use mupirocin ointment usp, 2% for vaginal itching?

Can you tell me if I could use mupirocin ointment usp, 2% for vaginal itching?

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