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No: Should cause no problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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
No: You need a prescription.Get a more detailed answer ›
DM oozing wound: No you need to see a Dr to find out what is going on. ...Read more
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
My son has a spider bit it looks like it might be getting infected I have mupirocin 2% but it expired Dec 2014 would it still be ok to use?
Probably yes: Keep site dry and cleanGet a more detailed answer ›
See below: Bacterial infection of the skin.Get a more detailed answer ›