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Can mupirocin calcium cream 2% be substituted for Bacitracin for skin irritations due to disposable undergarments?

Can mupirocin calcium cream 2% be substituted for Bacitracin for skin irritations due to disposable undergarments?

Short term use: If you have minor skin irritation it is ok to use topical antimicrobials. However I would not recommend using it indefinitely as it may cause antibiotic resistance. It is important for you to avoid the undergarments that caused the irritation and prevent it from happening chronically. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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What is mupirocin ointment used for?

What is mupirocin ointment used for?

Mupirocin Ointment: Mupirocin ointment is a prescription antibacterial medicine that is sold under the bactroban (mupirocin) brand name. This medication stops the production of proteins that bacteria need to survive and kills the bacteria. ...Read more

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Can mupirocin be used mosquoito bites?

See below: It can be used to prevent a secondary bacterial infection. It will not treat the bite itself. ...Read more

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Does mupirocin fade dark spots?

Muprocin: Muprocin is used as a topical antibiotic for Staph infections of the skin. My patients have not experienced the reaction you're asking about. Plus I have not seen this in any studies. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Bactroban (Definition)

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