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Mupirocin Ointment Impetigo
Should my daughters eczema/impetigo be covered with gauze on her face & cheeks? She's on the antibiotic ointment mupirocin
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
My impetigo is starting to bleed after using mupirocin for 6 days. Does it mean that my impetigo is healing now?
After applying Mupirocin for my Impetigo condition, scabs form up at the sides of the wound. Should I pick this scab?
No! Scabs are body: Created bandages. While rarely covering over/trapping infection; far more commonly wall out bacteria which damage. Soap & water + very gently cleaning scab area probably OK. Soap dissolves bacterial membranes; bactericidal. But picking breaks the scab/temporary skin repair & allows more bacteria in past the protective barrier. Skin: dry shedding cells, is a major component of our immune system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking Septra and using bactroban on Impetigo. Its not crusted looks like pink, light brown peeled skin. Do they still need to covered with bandages?
How long does impetigo last. I've done 2 rounds of clindamyicin and topical bactroban (mupirocin) and it seems to be coming back. I am the only one with it.?
Impetigo treatment: Try taking baths with warm soapy water. Add 3-4 tablespoons of bleach to water as a disinfectant. Also apply bactrioban to your nostrils several times during day. Keep your towel separate. ...Read more
How long after application of Mupirocin and oral antibiotics would my Impetigo condition disappear?
3-5 days: 3-5 days in a immunocompetant person.Get a more detailed answer ›
If I treat impetigo with bactroban (mupirocin) without seeing a doctor, will it be able to get better?
Possibly: School sores (or impetigo) are a bacterial skin infection caused by the bacteria staph aureus found everywhere. The treatment usually is ten days of antibiotics by mouth. The best antibiotic for school sores is flucloxacillin a form of penicillin. The sores also need to be covered to stop them spreading. Cleansing the skin with antiseptic and putting antibiotic cream in the nose may also be needed ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does eczema weep on babies face or is weeping impetigo? My 3 month old has been on mupirocin the past 9 days. Still inflamed and weeping off and on.
Weeping skin: Both eczema and impetigo can weep. Unfortunately they can also go together. Impetigo should have improved at least somewhat with Mupirocin cream. For eczema, just using Mupirocin cream is not sufficient to improve the inflammation, so other meds need to be added. Please talk to you dermatologist about additional treatments for eczema. Also applying cool soaks even for a minute prior to meds helps. ...Read more
If my 4 month old is having an allergy to mupirocin, what alternatives should I ask her dr about? She has been battling eczema/mild impetigo on face.
Eczema treatment: If eczema is infected, it is often necessary to take oral antibiotics to help clear the exacerbation. ...Read more
I have impetigo&have taken kelflex &bactroban (mupirocin) for 10 days. The bactroban (mupirocin) is making the sores& inside nose bright red & swollen. What do I do?
Stop the bactroban (mupirocin): You can be sensitive/allergic to the bactroban (mupirocin) & should stop it immediately. Call your dr so the information can be reviewed & get into your medical record. If your dr wants to continue an ointment for the sores there are others out there that can be used. ...Read more
A blistering, painful recurrent rash in a 20 year-old woman associated with sun exposure, unclear if this is actinic prurigo or something else.....?
I've been applying a prescribed antibiotic ointment to my diagnosed impetigo for 5 days. How do I know the impetigo is healing? I don't think it is.
I've been on antibiotics & ointment for about 4 days for impetigo but I keep getting new spots. They are tiny, burst & heal quickly, is this normal?
How long can impetigo bacteria live on the tube of an ointment that was used before the doctor made a diagnosis?
Ointment: Presumably the ointment would kill the germs fairly promptly ...Read more
See below: Bacterial infection of the skin.Get a more detailed answer ›
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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