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Mupirocin Ointment For Vaginal Boils
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
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
9mth old girl swollen red and hard nipple! She is being treated for impetigo with Erythromycin 200 syrup and Bactroban (mupirocin) ointment. Should I worry, Boil?
Mastitis in a baby?: Make warm compresses with a clean wet warm washcloth over the area wrapped in Saran wrap for now to increase blood flow, encourage healing, and drainage of any boil or abscess. Please follow up with her pediatrician tomorrow. If it enlarges, becomes more painful, your child has a high fever or becomes lethargic, ER. ...Read more
A friend keeps getting boils one after another in different areas. Hes had antibiotics each time & used bactroban (mupirocin) for 3days. Why? What else can he do?
Culture: Find out what type of bacteria he is colonized with by nasal and lesion culture to best determine which antibiotic(s) to use. Hibiclens when showering, topical bactroban to the lesions and a course of nasal bactroban (in addition to the baths with bleach noted above) might be useful. I would also culture and decolonize close contacts with hibiclens and nasal bactroban is helpful to prevent spread. ...Read more
I have a boil. Was prescribe Co-amoxiclav (10 days), Clindamycin(7 days) 3x a day, and Mupirocin. Is this overkill for a boil?
Is it okay to put Bactroban (mupirocin) on a boil that's just forming (big and sore but no white and no pus/discharge)? Will this help?
NO: No harm. No help. If you have a boil, try hot soaks. When it drains, spontaneously or surgically, it will heal. ...Read more
I visited a doctor and was prescribed paracetamol , antibiotic and mupirocin oitment. Will it help in curing boil? Is there anything else I can do? It pains and at times very hard!
Heat and drain maybe: Frequently a boil might need to be drained with a simple incision. Antibiotics will not penetrate the area of puss collection well. It looks like this was not your case at the time. Possibly the treatment you have now will take care of it. Also applying warm compress over it may help it also. There are other"home remedies"described"out there' but none that for sure work as far as I know. ...Read more
Why do I get boils and urinary tract infect, bactroban (mupirocin) up nose special was feel so tired very clean?
Can I use Bactroban (mupirocin) on the inside of the labia minora, near the vaginal opening, to treat a bacterial infection?
Croupy cough, 99.5 fever, elucidate slightly swollen, fell 2 weeks ago scraped knee , 2 boils where scraped
Gave mucinex, (guaifenesin) put bactroban on boils?
Purple pimple in area of panty line/ pubic hair. Saw derm immed. He dx small furuncle. Rx'd Bactroban (mupirocin). Read boils in groin DANGEROUS. Scared! MRSA?
Bactroban (mupirocin) works well: on MRSA often, but in some cases oral antibiotics are necessary and or drainage. If not better in 48 hours call for oral meds, culture and possible drainage. ...Read more
Small sore pimple on edge of vaginal lip. Can I use Bactroban (mupirocin) in that area? Warm compresses. No Std post Way past menopause.
Hey I had a swollen vagina nd it was. Extremely itchy. There was a clear discharge nd I treated it with gynotran and mupirocin cause it was burning wh?
Wrong treatments...: ...and my guess is they didn't help much. Your symptoms were typical for a yeast infection, maybe genital herpes, and possibly other STDs like gonorrhea or chlamydia. None of these would respond to either of these treatments, and delaying proper treatment could cause big problems. You should see a doctor or clinic ASAP for professional examination, testing, and proper treatment. Good luck! ...Read more
My doc prescribed me bactroban (mupirocin) for hair bumps(vagina acne) and other bumps on my vagina ,how should I apply it on there , I always get them .
Keep the hair short in the vaginal area .
put gloves on & apply the cream or gel to the affected area . Wash often change panties often . Wear cotten panties to absorb sweat .
OR you can use Q-tips , using all the above precautions . ...Read more
Hello. Well i been having this bump in my vaginal area i'm thinking its a boil but i'm not sure. It hurts a lot and i don't know how to treat it.?
Vaginal or Bartholin: Duct cyst. Neither, at age 18, is dangerous but vaguinal cyst might be infected thus causing pain & might need to be drained. Bartholin's cyst is caused by blocked bartholin's gland duct. Can become an abscess if infected by std or intestinal bacteria. Best consult gynecologist, may require antibiotics or surgical incision. In mean time try warm sitz baths for relief before dr.S appointment. ...Read more
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
Won't help: Most skin abscesses (boils) are not caused by yeast, the only thing treated by Monistat. No antibiotic cream will help. Depending on exact location (e.g. if this is a Barthoin cyst) it could be an STD like gonorrhea. Whatever the cause, it may require lancing and/or an oral antibotic, especially if large, especially tender, etc. Best to see a doctor for professional evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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