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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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My husband has MRSA in his nose. He was in the hospital. He used the mupirocin ointment in his nose daily as prescribed. Is he contagious to others?

MRSA: Your husband is not likely to be "contagious" to others. The primary purpose of nasal screening is to demonstrate that he is colonized with this organism and if undergoing procedures producing breaks in the integument (skin and mucous membranes) he is then at risk of developing infection with this organism. In addition to mupirocin he should bathe with soap containing chlorhexidine only. ...Read more

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Saw a doc for red, puffy, infected nostril. He prescribed Bactroban (mupirocin) ointment. Is this standard of care, or should I be taking oral antibiotic too?

Saw a doc for red, puffy, infected nostril. He prescribed Bactroban (mupirocin) ointment. Is this standard of care, or should I be taking oral antibiotic too?

Vestibulitis: Greetings. Great question. Personally, I recommend the same treatment for an infected nostril area. The topical ointment soothes sore membranes and kills the Staph bacteria that is most commonly responsible for this problem. IF the symptoms don't improve after 5 days of treatment, then I usually will prescribe an oral antibiotic like Cefadroxil. I hope this helps. You can consult me if needed. ...Read more

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I have an infected tattoo, saw a doctor Tuesday & prescribed doxycycline and mupirocin ointment. Less red, but painful and still sores. Doctor again?

I have an infected tattoo, saw a doctor Tuesday & prescribed doxycycline and mupirocin ointment. Less red, but painful and still sores. Doctor again?

Infection: Reasons to return to the doctor include worsening symptoms, lack of improvement, fever or other systematic symptoms, red streaking along the extremity., or any other concerns. You would certainly want to continue the antibiotics unless told otherwise, but perhaps your doctor could ensure the pathogen is susceptible to the chosen antibiotic. ...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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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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When should you use mupirocin ointment on the skin?

Short term use: I generally recommend Mupirocin for mild, superficial infections that don't warrant the use of systemic antibiotics. I will also use it in the nostrils to reduce carriage of methicillin-resistant staph aureus (mrsa). There may be some other cases where i would consider Mupirocin but i would have to think about that one. ...Read more

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What is mupirocin ointment ? And what does it treat ?

What is mupirocin ointment ? And what does it treat  ?

Topical Antibiotic: Mupirocin (bactroban) is used to treat bacterial infections. It works by killing bacteria or preventing their growth. Mupirocin ointment is applied to the skin to treat impetigo. It may also be used for other bacterial skin infections. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Bactroban (Definition)

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