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Doctor insights on: Mupirocin Ointment Indications

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Dr. Mark Fisher
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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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Should I use bactroban (mupirocin) cream or bactroban (mupirocin) ointment be used to treat staph?

Should I use bactroban (mupirocin) cream or bactroban (mupirocin) ointment be used to treat staph?

Bactroban (mupirocin): Bactroban (mupirocin) ointment is an excellent topical medication to treat staphylococcal infections. Use it as recommended by your doctor. ...Read more

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Are both bacitracin ointment & bacitracin zinc ointment the same?

Are both bacitracin ointment & bacitracin zinc ointment the same?

Yes: Bacitracin is an effective topical antibiotic. Bacitracin zinc is a salt of the compound that is usually added to neomycin and polymixin b to form the triple antibiotic, neosporin. ...Read more

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Why use bactroban (mupirocin) over bacitracin?

Why use bactroban (mupirocin) over bacitracin?

Depends: Bactroban (mupirocin) should only be used in an infection caused by mrsa. If not, mssa infections can convert into MRSA infections. ...Read more

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Will mupirocin ointment USP 2% help for staph infection?

Depends: Depends on where the staph is. If it is a superficial infection, it may; however, staph is notorious for its propensity to cause abscess, in which case the Mupirocin will only have limited effect; surgery is treatment for a staph abscess. ...Read more

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Can bactroban (mupirocin) ointment be use for toenail fungus?

Can bactroban (mupirocin) ointment be use for toenail fungus?

Not a good choice: Bactroban (mupirocin) is a powerful topical antimicrobial agent. For fungal infection of the nail, you need a good antifungal. Seeing a podiatrist or dermatologist will provide better treatment options. ...Read more

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Can triple antibiotic ointment cure ringworm?

Can triple antibiotic ointment cure ringworm?

Not needed: There are non-prescription treatments for ring worm. Consult this site for more information on this topic: http://www.cdc.gov/fungal/diseases/ringworm/treatment.html For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is neosporin ointment comedogenic? Used for pimples.

Is neosporin ointment comedogenic? Used for pimples.

Neosporin: Neosporin ointment is petrolatum based and quite oily. Long term use on the skin is probably unwise and could exacerbate acne. Rather, a cleanser that can eliminate excess oil without drying the skin too much is what would be preferred to treat acne. ...Read more

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Is bactroban (mupirocin) effective at treating staph?

Is bactroban (mupirocin) effective at treating staph?

Yes BUT...: 1. It is for topical use only; it cannot be used to treat blood infections. It is too toxic for consumption. 2. It can only treat small, superficial infections; in most infections, other interventions are needed such as abscess drainage and debridement of infected tissue. 3. It is only effective if the staph isn't already resistant to the antibiotic. ...Read more

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Can mupirocin ointment USP 2 be used for diaper rash?

Can mupirocin ointment USP 2 be used for diaper rash?

Yes: There are some diaper rashes that likely need mupirocin, usually those that look like pustules or sores. Most of the flat red ones, though, will get better with regular zinc-oxide based diaper ointments. Your doctor can often tell by looking which would be better. ...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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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 neomycin antibiotic ointment for tattoo bad?

Is neomycin antibiotic ointment for tattoo bad?

Antibiotics: In general any topical antibiotic will work fine, but some do have ingredients that can cause allergic reactions. ...Read more

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Is polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or calendula ointment better?

Is polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or calendula ointment better?

For what problem?: Without knowing what you're treating, it's hard to say which would be "better." polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) contains synthetic antibiotics, Bacitracin and polymyxin. Calendula ointment is from the marigold plant, calendula officinalis. It's been traditionally used in minor skin wounds: skin infections, burns, bee stings, sunburn, warts, etc. Most research comes from animal studies. http://tinyurl.com/lapg2kq. ...Read more

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Triamcinolone acetonide ointment used for acne?

Triamcinolone acetonide ointment used for acne?

Very bad idea: It will make the redness and swelling go away by stopping the neutrophils from fighting the bacteria that cause acne. It will promote the same skin changes that trigger acne at puberty. Using this stuff on your face over time is likely to scar you by itself. Please get with a competent physician instead of experimenting with prescription-strength medications. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Bactroban (Definition)

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