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Doctor insights on: Mupirocin Ointment For Vaginal Boils

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Boil (Definition)

A boil is an infected epidermoid cyst of the skin. Usually related to sebaceous glands, which secrete waxy/oily lubricant ...Read more


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Can I use bactroban (mupirocin) ointment for vaginal itching?

Can I use bactroban (mupirocin) ointment for vaginal itching?

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

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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

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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

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Mupirocin ointment 2 for toddler vaginal infection, is this okay?

Mupirocin ointment 2 for toddler vaginal infection, is this okay?

Mupirocin: Mupirocin is typically used for bacterial skin infections, specifically impetigo. If the vaginal infection is impetigo, Mupirocin would be appropriate. But if there is no impetigo, (ie: the infection is fungal), Mupirocin will not help. ...Read more

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Can mupirocin ointment 2 be used to treat vaginal itching and rash?

Can mupirocin ointment 2 be used to treat vaginal itching and rash?

Mupirocin: The oinment will only be effective if your rash is of bacterial origin. It will not work if your rash is due to a fungus or viral infection. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is it a good idea to use mupirocin for recurrent boils?

Is it a good idea to use mupirocin for recurrent boils?

Treatment : You may need other treatment. See your dermatologist or a infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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Why do I get boils and urinary tract infect, bactroban (mupirocin) up nose special was feel so tired very clean?

?: I'm not sure what you are asking. Please clarify. Are you asking if bactroban (mupirocin) is the reason you are feeling very tired? ...Read more

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Can I use Bactroban (mupirocin) on the inside of the labia minora, near the vaginal opening, to treat a bacterial infection?

Can I use Bactroban (mupirocin) on the inside of the labia minora, near the vaginal opening, to treat a bacterial infection?

You can: But what are you treating? "Bacterial infection" includes many different things. A furuncle? Bacterial vaginosis? STD? Don't expect much benefit from bactroban (mupirocin) in this area. ...Read more

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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?

Viral infection: Having croupy cough and low grade fever indicates that you have viral infection. Two boils on scraped knee 2 weeks back may be healing by now and not causing any fever .Anyhow if it bothers you ,better talk to your doctor . ...Read more

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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

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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

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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?

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

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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 .

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 .

Vaginal Acne: 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

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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.?

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

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What is mupirocin ointment ? And what does it treat ?

What is mupirocin ointment ? And what does it treat  ?

Topical Antibiotic: Mupirocin (bactroban) is used to treat bacterial infections. It works by killing bacteria or preventing their growth. Mupirocin ointment is applied to the skin to treat impetigo. It may also be used for other bacterial skin infections. ...Read more

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I have boils in my vaginal area. Could this be herpes?

I have boils in my vaginal area. Could this be herpes?

Herpes simplex: Usually forms small blisters which break open leaving little ulcerations. Your boils warrant medical evaluation. See your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Can mupirocin ointment be used for shingles ?

Can mupirocin ointment be used for shingles ?

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

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Can I use monistat 7 on a vaginal boil?

Can I use monistat 7 on a vaginal boil?

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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Can I use mupirocin ointment for severe dry skin on my face?

Not for that.: Cheaper to use Vaseline petroleum jelly which is in many ointments. Save the mupirocin for infections to prevent resistant bacteria. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use mupirocin 2% ointment while pregnant? I'm 27 weeks

Should be ok: Topical use should be all right during the third trimester. But why are you using it? ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Mupirocin (Definition)

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


Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Bactroban (Definition)

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