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Dr. James Dukelow
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Bactroban (Definition)

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

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Can you tell me if i could use mupirocin ointment usp, 2% for vaginal itching?

Can you tell me if i could use mupirocin ointment usp, 2% for vaginal itching?

Mupirocin: Mupirocin is used to treat certain skin infections. It is an antibiotic that works by stopping the growth of certain bacteria. Unless the vaginal itching is caused by one of those bacteria, there would be little reason to use this medication. A good plan would be to see a doctor for an evaluation. This would lead to a diagnosis that had a specific and effective treatment. ...Read more

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It's okay to use mupirocin ointment usp, 2% for vaginal itching right?

Bactroban: mupirocin is bactroban and if the itch is due to a bacterial skin infection then sure. mupirocin is an antibiotic. If your itch is due to a yeast infection, you need an antifungal like monistat or if its a skin reaction you may need some cortisone cream/ointment. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Mupirocin (Definition)

Treats skin infections. Belongs to a class of drugs called antibiotics. It is an antibiotic of ...Read more

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