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Doctor insights on: Using Mupirocin Ointment On Boil By Anus

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Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more


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9mth old girl swollen red and hard nipple! She is being treated for impetigo with Erythromycin 200 syrup and Bactroban (mupirocin) ointment. Should I worry, Boil?

9mth old girl swollen red and hard nipple! She is being treated for impetigo with Erythromycin 200 syrup and Bactroban (mupirocin) ointment. Should I worry, Boil?

Mastitis in a baby?: Make warm compresses with a clean wet warm washcloth over the area wrapped in Saran wrap for now to increase blood flow, encourage healing, and drainage of any boil or abscess. Please follow up with her pediatrician tomorrow. If it enlarges, becomes more painful, your child has a high fever or becomes lethargic, ER. ...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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What to do if Bactroban (mupirocin) didn't healed your pimples near your anus? Slight pale pimple and white on point and lately there's fluid inside. What is it?

What to do if Bactroban (mupirocin) didn't healed your pimples near your anus? Slight pale pimple and white on point and lately there's fluid inside. What is it?

Pimple treatment: You will need to see your doctor for possible oral antibiotocs. & if is too big it might need to be drained. Feel better ...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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A friend keeps getting boils one after another in different areas. He's had antibiotics each time & used bactroban (mupirocin) for 3days. Why? What else can he do?

A friend keeps getting boils one after another in different areas. He's had antibiotics each time & used bactroban (mupirocin) for 3days. Why? What else can he do?

Culture: Find out what type of bacteria he is colonized with by nasal and lesion culture to best determine which antibiotic (s) to use. Hibiclens when showering, topical bactroban to the lesions and a course of nasal bactroban (in addition to the baths with bleach noted above) might be useful. I would also culture and decolonize close contacts with hibiclens and nasal bactroban is helpful to prevent spread. ...Read more

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Is it okay to put Bactroban (mupirocin) on a boil that's just forming (big and sore but no white and no pus/discharge)? Will this help?

Is it okay to put Bactroban (mupirocin) on a boil that's just forming (big and sore but no white and no pus/discharge)? Will this help?

NO: No harm. No help. If you have a boil, try hot soaks. When it drains, spontaneously or surgically, it will heal. ...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!

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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Why do I get boils and urinary tract infect, bactroban (mupirocin) up nose special was feel so tired very clean?

Why do I get boils and urinary tract infect, bactroban (mupirocin) up nose special was feel so tired very clean?

?: I'm not sure what you are asking. Please clarify. Are you asking if bactroban (mupirocin) is the reason you are feeling very tired? ...Read more

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Croupy cough, 99.5 fever, elucidate slightly swollen, fell 2 weeks ago scraped knee, 2 boils where scraped Gave mucinex, (guaifenesin) put bactroban on boils?

Viral infection: Having croupy cough and low grade fever indicates that you have viral infection. Two boils on scraped knee 2 weeks back may be healing by now and not causing any fever. Anyhow if it bothers you, better talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Purple pimple in area of panty line/ pubic hair. Saw derm immed. He dx small furuncle. Rx'd Bactroban (mupirocin). Read boils in groin DANGEROUS. Scared! MRSA?

Bactroban (mupirocin) works well: On MRSA often, but in some cases oral antibiotics are necessary and or drainage. If not better in 48 hours call for oral meds, culture and possible drainage. ...Read more

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My boil popped and now it won't stop bleeding. Is it just draining? Don't hurt anymore and I am keeping it very clean. It was 2 inches from my anus.

My boil popped and now it won't stop bleeding. Is it just draining? Don't hurt anymore and I am keeping it very clean. It was 2 inches from my anus.

Poss. Anal fistula: Your history suggests that you may have an anal fistula which is an infection in an anal gland which first appears as a 'boil' and then continues to drain. Keeping it clean is important, but you do need to see a specialist.
If you have an anal fistula, you would need an operation - simple, day surgery. It doesn't sound serious, but you should see a doctor who can make a diagnose.
Peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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There is a boil-like at the tip of my anus?

There is a boil-like at the tip of my anus?

Anal Abscess?: An anal abscess is a painful condition in which a collection of pus develops near the anus. Most anal abscesses are a result of infection from small anal glands.

http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/anal-abscess ...Read more

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What kind of antibiotic can be used for boil in anus?

What kind of antibiotic can be used for boil in anus?

Painful!: That sounds very painful for you. Your doctor may need to lance the boil to relieve the pressure and allow the pus to drain. Without this, antibiotics may have a difficult time getting into that space. Sitz baths may be helpful until you can see your doctor and receive the best help. ...Read more

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I have a bump or boil right around the hole of my anus and it's been itching a lot, what could this be?

A few things: This could be several things such as an inflamed hemorrhoid, rectal abscess, boil, carbuncle, inflamed cyst, inflamed follicle, etc. The definitive answer will be forthcoming from a good physical examination from a health care provider, and then the best treatment would be able to occur. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a bump or boil on the left side of my anus directly on the hole, and it also itches, what can this be?

I have a bump or boil on the left side of my anus directly on the hole, and it also itches, what can this be?

Hemorrhoid: Sounds like you could have a hemorrhoid. The best way to find out is to have someone look at it. See your doc. In the meantime, keep the area clean and dry. That should help. Take care! ...Read more

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I Just had an infected Boil near my anus drained- how much longer will the pain last & is a 6 hr trip advisable?

I Just had an infected Boil near my anus drained- how much longer will the pain last & is a 6 hr trip advisable?

Abcess: Perianal abscesses or boils are quite uncomfortable for several days and I would postpone any travel plans until you are free from pain, drainage and get the ok from your proctologist or colorectal surgeon. Prolonged sitting in a car, plane, bus or train can be problematic for the near future. ...Read more

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Helo it was being7 months I had boil type near my anus I feeled like lumps thn I thought it wud get right but later it blood n waste came from it aftr 7 months n it was vry stnking thn later another week another boil appeared n same thing happened n it wa

Helo it was being7 months I had boil type near my anus I feeled like lumps thn I thought it wud get right but later it blood n waste came from it aftr 7 months n it was vry stnking thn later another week another boil appeared n same thing happened n it wa

Perianal abscess: You are describing a perianal abscess and anorectal fistula. An infection of one of the anal "crypts" or glands that circle the anus can work its way to the perianal skin where it forms an access that eventually drains to the outside. This can result in a "fistula" or passage way between the inside of the anus and the surrounding skin> recurrent boils. See> http://wb. Md/1l6AWX1 ...Read more

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Pimple/boil on inner thigh by anus, painful and doesn't wanna pop. Just appeared. What is it?

Pimple/boil on inner thigh by anus, painful and doesn't wanna pop. Just appeared. What is it?

See below: May be a boil. Try heated compresses to draw it to a head to open & drain. If not responding to that, see fp for exam & treatment. ...Read more

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What medication can I take for boil in anus?

What medication can I take for boil in anus?

Need evaluation: Boils or carbuncle could be treated with antibiotics particularly those that cover staph. Sometimes may require incision and drainage if soft and flocculent. ...Read more

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How treat a boil on anus?

Get checked!: Your boil (= abscess) may represent the opening of a fistula, an abnormal infected tunnel that will need surgery to fix and prevent serious problems down there, so get it looked at by an experienced surgeon asap, . ...Read more

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I have a boil close to my anus how can I get rid of it at home?

I have a boil close to my anus how can I get rid of it at home?

Anal Abscess: An anal abscess is a painful condition in which a collection of pus develops near the anus. Most anal abscesses are a result of infection from small anal glands.

http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/anal-abscess ...Read more

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Hello I have a boil in my anus on the left chick near hole its a long time now how to treat it please.

Hello I have a boil in my anus on the left chick near hole its a long time now how to treat it please.

Before treatment...: Could you be referring to fissures, fistula, abscess? Sexually transmitted disease (syphilis, gc, hiv, etc.) should be considered. Hemorrhoids & rectal prolapse can appear as an outward bulging. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Skin eruptions need to be considered. Evaluation is recommended to distinguish serious versus less concerning reasons for your problem before treatment. ...Read more

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I have a painful boil in my anus... I tired to pop it I felt it pop but nothing came out because of all the skin. ... What should I do?

Surgeon/dermatologis: You need a surgeon (a general surgeon or preferably a colorectal surgeon) or a dermatologist to I&D (incise and drain) the boil. Boils are actually abscesses, which means they are walled-off infections. The pus, or bacteria-filled fluid, inside of them must be drained out, and the skin must then heal from the inside out. Squeezing it will only push some pus further in, which will make it worse. ...Read more

Boil (Definition)

A boil is an infected epidermoid cyst of the skin. Usually related to sebaceous glands, which secrete waxy/oily lubricant ...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