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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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Will mupirocin really help get rid of jock itch?

Will mupirocin really help get rid of jock itch?

Probably not: Mupirocin is a topical antibacterial agent and will clear an intertrigo if a susceptible bacteria is causing it. Usually however, the infectioin is fungal or a mixed infection the other baceria as well. Evaluation an testing by your dermatologist is recommended. ...Read more

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After applying Mupirocin for my Impetigo condition, scabs form up at the sides of the wound. Should I pick this scab?

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 more

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My baby scratched me very hard down the side of my face. What do I do to ensure healing and prevent scarring? Can I use bactroban (mupirocin) ointment I have?

My baby scratched me very hard down the side of my face. What do I do to ensure healing and prevent scarring? Can I use bactroban (mupirocin) ointment I have?

Simple treatment: If there is no evidence of infection then plain vaseline on the site to keep it moist will give you the best chance at healing with minimal scarring for most superficial injuries. Topical antibiotic ointments usually don't do much for you unless the wound was dirty (baby fingers can be dirty sometimes). If you are concerned then please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I used a face wash with salicylic acid in it. It has now caused a blister on side of my nose. The swelling has gone down. Will bactroban (mupirocin) help?

Possibly: Whenever there is an opening in the skin, there is the likelihood of infection, which will delay healing. Bactroban (mupirocin) is an excellent topical antibiotic and should prevent secondary infection. If you have never used this cream before, I advise testing it elsewhere on your skin first to be sure you do not react to this as well. ...Read more

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Doctor, I am beyond worried. My 3month old suddenly was oozing yellow sticky pus on one side of his head. The emergency room gave him mupirocin and cephalexin. Is this ok? I can't stop crying. Will my only breast fed baby be ok? Please respond. Please!

Doctor, I am beyond worried. My 3month old suddenly was oozing yellow sticky pus on one side of his head. The emergency room gave him mupirocin and cephalexin. Is this ok? I can't stop crying. Will my only breast fed baby be ok? Please respond. Please!

Abscess: I am assuming the oozing was from his scalp and not his ear right? So it sounds like your son developed an abscess and it ruptured. The antibiotic and the ointment you were prescribed are absolutely appropriate. I recommend close follow-up with the pediatrician to make sure that all is healing well. Keep the area clean, monitor for increasing redness or swelling. Complete all medicines exactly directed ...Read more

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What is mupirocin and its effects?

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 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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Please describe the medication: bactroban (mupirocin)?

Please describe the medication: bactroban (mupirocin)?

Antibiotic: Treats skin infections. Belongs to a class of drugs called antibiotics. Bactroban (mupirocin) is an antibacterial used to treat skin infections such a impetigo. ...Read more

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Does mupirocin fade dark spots?

Muprocin: Muprocin is used as a topical antibiotic for Staph infections of the skin. My patients have not experienced the reaction you're asking about. Plus I have not seen this in any studies. ...Read more

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Can you use mupirocin ointments on piercings?

If Infected: If there are clinical signs of a superficial skin infection after a piercing, topical Mupirocin may be used. If the infection is deep, systemic antibiotics may be necessary. ...Read more

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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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Is bactroban (mupirocin) suitable for children?

Yes: Bactroban (mupirocin) is a topical antiinfective medication that is suitable for use in children and adults. ...Read more

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What is bactroban (mupirocin) cream used to treat?

Bactroban (mupirocin): "Bactroban Nasal has been approved as an intranasally administered topical agent for the eradication of nasal colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)" (ointment). See: http://www. Medilexicon. Com/drugs/bactroban_nasal_2.php ...Read more

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When should you use mupirocin ointment on the skin?

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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I cut my dinger and the skin still there. Can I apply Mupirocin?

I cut my dinger and the skin still there. Can I apply Mupirocin?

Sure: Make sure you have washed the cut well with brisk running cool water and clean with mild soap. Pat dry and apply the cream twice a day. Watch for excessive redness or pain over the next few days - if develops see your MD. Make sure your finger movement is ok. Cuts by very sharp items like knives and glass can sometimes be deeper than they look and can damage underlying tendons. ...Read more

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Bactroban (mupirocin) cream expired a month ago. Still safe to use? Thanks

Bactroban (mupirocin) cream expired a month ago. Still safe to use? Thanks

Yes, safe: Safe to use, wouldn't use for too much longer though as it risks being ineffective. ...Read more

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Is there any over-the-counter drug that can be used in place of Mupirocin?

No it is pre-: Scription only and not the same as topical antibiotics ointment OTC ...Read more

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What is the maximum amount of time that bactroban (mupirocin) cream can be used for?

Bactroban (mupirocin) Cream: If your skin infection does not improve within 3-5 days of using bactroban, (mupirocin) or it becomes worse, notify your doctor. Prolonged use of bactroban, (mupirocin) as with other antibacterial products, may result in overgrowth of other microorganisms. ...Read more

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Do I need to retract my sons foreskin and apply mupirocin? Or do I place it on the outside?

Do I need to retract my sons foreskin and apply mupirocin? Or do I place it on the outside?

Why??: Why are you putting an antibacterial cream on? If there is some sort of infection that is being treated, you will need to retract the foreskin - putting it on the outside will not do any good. If there is no infection, there is no reason for an antibiotic - you're just going to make him prone to a yeast rash. Good, careful cleaning is probably more important than any cream anyway... ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Bactroban (Definition)

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


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