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What Is Bactroban Cream Used To Treat
Whats the difference between bactroban ointment and cream? Is one less effective? Can you not use one in your nose? My pharmacist said he wanted to talk to me about the difference but wasn't there when I got them. Using it to treat face/nose staph.
Yes, safe: Safe to use, wouldn't use for too much longer though as it risks being ineffective. ...Read more
NO: Bactroban (mupirocin) is an antibiotic ointment used specifically to treat one kind of bacteria that can be present. Using it risks killing of one kind and letting the others grow rampantly and also the risk of allergic reactions. Antibiotics of any kind should only be used when there is absolute and unquestionable infections caused by a bacteria. Remember, viruses do not get treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
No: You need a prescription.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can I use bactroban/mupirocin nasal ointment on SKIN wounds? Are the ingridients of the skin cream and nasal ointment the same?
Don't see any harm: Don't see any harm in trying to use the same cream...as long as wound is small and without any complications ...Read more
I got perscribed bactroban (mupirocin) cream but they are not stocking them anymore till next year, would neosporin work on a popped cyst?
Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) would: work.Get a more detailed answer ›
Mupirocin ointment is very uncomfortable on my rather deep, ~1/4-1/3" wide skin wounds, as if covered in heavy, wet plastic. What's better? Cream?
May help: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Probably okay: There is a special version of Mupirocin (one trade name is bactroban) which is designed for the nose. That version is an ointment which generally is less irritating to the mucosal surface of the nose. The cream can probably work in a pinch, but might be irritating so is not recommended. ...Read more
Used bactroban (mupirocin) cream on infected insect bites, all healed but left with whiter skin where i used the cream because have tanned legs, will it even out?
Should resolve : While I am strongly opposed to tanning since it damages your skin, the white spots developed because of the problem you had on your skin beforehand. This is called post inflammatory hypopigmentation and will resolve with time if you wear sunscreen on your legs tell your legs are not so tan it will make the spots less noticeable till they resolve. ...Read more
I suffered from cold sore for a month. i went to doctor and he prescribed mupirocin cream for me. i am currently using this cream 3 times a day but my lips and skin around my mouth i very crackly since i used this medicine. can i use Vaseline too?
My adult son has had a rash where his legs meet the torso for 2 months. He has used nystatin and mupirocin creams. Could "meth" be the problem? ?
Meth rash: Dry itchy skin is a reported side-effect. Consult his doctor for referral to dermatologist. ...Read more
What is the cause of recurrent furuncles? I took coamoxiclav but wasnt able to finish the course, now im applying bactroban (mupirocin) cream for my 5th infection
Chronic Carrier: People who have recurrent furuncles can often be carriers of the bacteria. Often, they carry the bacteria in their nose or groin or armpits (warm moist areas). In order to solve this problem, those sites need to be treated periodically. I would see your pcp or a dermatologist for help. This problem is not difficult to control in most cases. ...Read more
I have about a week left of using bactroban (mupirocin) cream in my nose.. But I'm starting to get a nasty headcold thats been going around.. Can I still continue use of the product even though I have a headcold?
Bactroban (mupirocin): Why are you using this medication? Most likely it is ok to continue, but you might consider checking in with the doctor that prescribed it. ...Read more
Can mupirocin calcium cream 2% be substituted for Bacitracin for skin irritations due to disposable undergarments?
Short term use: If you have minor skin irritation it is ok to use topical antimicrobials. However I would not recommend using it indefinitely as it may cause antibiotic resistance. It is important for you to avoid the undergarments that caused the irritation and prevent it from happening chronically. ...Read more
I've have an abscess on my face for 2 weeks. It needs draining everyday. When will it heal? Tried: hot compress, mupirocin cream and oral minocycline.
Cut finger on dirty fork in dishwasher yesterday, very slightly red today, no pain really, don't want it to get infected, can i use mupirocin cream?
Low risk: The chance of infection from this sort of cut is low, especially is the fork did not penetrate deeply. If there was any detergent in the water, the risk is even lower. Even a trace amount of common dishwashing detergent would kill most infection-causing bacteria. I don't think you need mupirocin; just keep the wound clean. ...Read more
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