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I just recently got Mupirocin prescribed for an chemical burn i had on my acne ive tried using so much and nothing has helped will this ointment work?

I just recently got Mupirocin prescribed for an chemical burn i had on my acne ive tried using so much and nothing has helped will this ointment work?

Listen: Acne is ALWAYS managable if the physician knows what he/she is doing. You're an adult and acne is a major personal and professional liability. If topical benzoyl peroxide wasn't enough (and I trust you're using this and/or retinoic acid), systemic tetracycline, topical clindamycin, systemic spironolactone, the oral contraceptive pill and/or "Accutane" are all options. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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I was prescribed mupirocin 2% for a hole above my anus but the tube is almost gone. Can I use neosporin? I've heard they're pretty much the same

I was prescribed mupirocin 2% for a hole above my anus  but the tube is almost gone. Can I use neosporin? I've heard they're pretty much the same

No but: Depends on the bacteria causing the infection. If mupirocin has not worked after a whole tube has been used, there is no harm in trying neosporin which is more effective on organisms other than staph. On the other hand, you also need to find out if there is a fistula (channel) between rectum and the skin near the anus when the problem is persistent. Thus a protology consult may be needed. ...Read more

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Saw a doc for red, puffy, infected nostril. He prescribed Bactroban (mupirocin) ointment. Is this standard of care, or should I be taking oral antibiotic too?

Saw a doc for red, puffy, infected nostril. He prescribed Bactroban (mupirocin) ointment. Is this standard of care, or should I be taking oral antibiotic too?

Vestibulitis: Greetings. Great question. Personally, I recommend the same treatment for an infected nostril area. The topical ointment soothes sore membranes and kills the Staph bacteria that is most commonly responsible for this problem. IF the symptoms don't improve after 5 days of treatment, then I usually will prescribe an oral antibiotic like Cefadroxil. I hope this helps. You can consult me if needed. ...Read more

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My husband has MRSA in his nose. He was in the hospital. He used the mupirocin ointment in his nose daily as prescribed. Is he contagious to others?

MRSA: Your husband is not likely to be "contagious" to others. The primary purpose of nasal screening is to demonstrate that he is colonized with this organism and if undergoing procedures producing breaks in the integument (skin and mucous membranes) he is then at risk of developing infection with this organism. In addition to mupirocin he should bathe with soap containing chlorhexidine only. ...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!

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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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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I have an infected tattoo, saw a doctor Tuesday & prescribed doxycycline and mupirocin ointment. Less red, but painful and still sores. Doctor again?

I have an infected tattoo, saw a doctor Tuesday & prescribed doxycycline and mupirocin ointment. Less red, but painful and still sores. Doctor again?

Infection: Reasons to return to the doctor include worsening symptoms, lack of improvement, fever or other systematic symptoms, red streaking along the extremity., or any other concerns. You would certainly want to continue the antibiotics unless told otherwise, but perhaps your doctor could ensure the pathogen is susceptible to the chosen antibiotic. ...Read more

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What is mupirocin and its effects?

Topical antibacteria: Mupirocin can be used topically. It is active against mrsa, and is often used intranasally to attempt to rid a person of carrying MRSA in their nose and back of throat. ...Read more

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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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What is the medical use of mupirocin?

Topical antibiotic: It is a topical antibiotic. In my practice it is particularly useful as it doesn't really have the risk of allergic contact dermatitis as does bacitracin, neosporin or other similar otc antibiotic treatments. ...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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Please describe the medication: mupirocin?

Please describe the medication: mupirocin?

Antibiotic: Treats skin infections. Belongs to a class of drugs called antibiotics. It is an antibiotic of the monoxycarbolic acid class. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Bactroban (Definition)

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