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Mupirocin (Overview)

Treats skin infections. Belongs to a class of drugs called antibiotics. It is an antibiotic of the monoxycarbolic acid class.


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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

Mupirocin (Overview)

Treats skin infections. Belongs to a class of drugs called antibiotics. It is an antibiotic of the monoxycarbolic acid class.


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When should you use mupirocin ointment on the skin?

Short term use: I generally recommend Mupirocin for mild, superficial infections that don't warrant the use of systemic antibiotics. I will also use it in the nostrils to reduce carriage of methicillin-resistant staph aureus (mrsa). There may be some other cases where i would consider Mupirocin but i would have to think about that one. ...Read more

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What are bactroban ointment / mupirocin used for?

Antibiotic: Mupirocin is a prescription topical antibiotic for the treatment of superficial cutaneous infections. ...Read more

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Is mupirocin ointment effective by itself to treat an infected cartilage piercing?

Possibly, but seldom: If this organism is staph aureus this may be somewhat effective, but if you do not begin to clear up rapidly would seek further advice. ...Read more

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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

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Is mupirocin ointment related to keflex? I'm very allergic to kefelx and want to make sure i can use mupirocin safely.

Mupirocin : Mupirocin or Bactroban (mupirocin) Ointment is a class into itself. There has been no demonstrated cross-reactivity with cephalosporins. ...Read more

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