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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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Is it normal to feel like I'm swallowing the bactroban when I use the bactroban nasal ointment?

Is it normal to feel like I'm swallowing the bactroban when I use the bactroban nasal ointment?

Makes sense...: Your nasal passage, sinuses, throat, ears, are all connected. Your taste buds and entrance to your esophagus are close by too. Ever have post-nasal drip that you first taste then end up swallowing? Ear, nose, and throat doctors can look at the back of your throat by passing a camera down your nose, so a little of your Bactroban Ointment just took a similar road to the back of your 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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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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Will mupirocin kill jock itch?

Will mupirocin kill jock itch?

Antibacterial: It's unlikely to kill the fungi that cause most jock itch. Get a fungicide instead. ...Read more

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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 mupirocin on molluscum contagiosum?

Can I use mupirocin on molluscum contagiosum?

Molluscum: You can but it will not do anything, these need to be removed by a dermatologist, no way around it. ...Read more

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Does bactroban (mupirocin) help mosquito bites?

Bactroban (mupirocin): Is an antibiotic ointment. Since infection from mosquito bites isn't that common - don't need to use prophylactically. Store aloe vera gel in the refrigerator and apply to affected area. Rub a basil leaf on the bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. Consider applying calamine lotion. Apply crushed ice or a cold pack. ...Read more

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Can mupirocin ointment USP 2 be used for warts?

Can mupirocin ointment USP 2 be used for warts?

Will not help warts: Mupirocin ointment is used for bacterial infection of skin, hpv virus that cause will not be killed, use other over the counter ointments for warts may help or see your doctor. ...Read more

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If im allergic to neosporin can I use mupirocin?

Likely yes: If you have an allergy to one of the antibiotics in neosporin (bacitracin, neomycin, or polymixin b), you can use mupirocin, which has a different chemical structure. Some people can be sensitive to the other ingredients that could potentially be in both medications (preservatives or additives, but not usually the petroleum jelly), but this is exceedingly rare. Ask your doctor for more info. ...Read more

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Can I use bactroban (mupirocin) for itchy elbows?

Not suggested: Bactroban (mupirocin) is an antibiotic- itching of the eyebrows is not considered a bacterial infection. It can be caused by other processes such as dry skin or a skin reaction to a soap. By using this antibiotic, you run the change of developing a multridrug resistant bacteria on the skin that can potentially infect you in the future. Talk to your healthcare provider and have your eyebrows looked at- ...Read more

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Will bactroban (mupirocin) lessen an infected wound?

Superfast healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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Can I use bactrin zin mupirocin ointment on a piercing?

Infections: Some options for treatment of infected piercings include 2 % Mupirocin ointment or oral antibiotics. ...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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Is bactroban (mupirocin) ointment ok to use for an open muscular abscess?

No: Bactroban (mupirocin) ointment is used on superficial skin infections and into the nares to decolonize staphylococcus aureus carriers. It would not be appropriate or effective treatment into an open abscess in a muscle. ...Read more

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Does bactroban/mupirocin promote healing of wounds? Does it help them heal quicker?

Does bactroban/mupirocin promote healing of wounds? Does it help them heal quicker?

Wound: Bactroban/Mupirocin are topical antibiotics. If the skin is infected then it will help the wound to heal. If no infection is present then Aquaphor ointment applied twice a day is most effective. ...Read more

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Little bumps that itch me and they are on both elbows. Can I use bactroban (mupirocin)?

Not appropriate: Bactroban (mupirocin) is for staph and strep infections. You are not describing infection. IF OTC hydrocortisone or moisturizer fails to relieve it, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I pierced my bellybutton and it's starting to look a little irritated can I use mupirocin ointment 2% on it?

I pierced my bellybutton and it's starting to look a little irritated can I use mupirocin ointment 2% on it?

Yes: However, need to watch it closely and if redness extends despite topical antibiotic, would recommend eval by physician. Could be more severe infection in that case and there would be risk for sepsis, heart infection, etc. If fever, chills, gen aches, enlarged lymph nodes; then go to ED. Infected naval piercings can take up to a year to heal. Metal sensitivity also possible ...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 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

Dr. Gary Sandler
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Bactroban (Definition)

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