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Can I use bactroban (mupirocin) to treat ringworm?

Can I use bactroban (mupirocin) to treat ringworm?

No: True "ringworm" is caused by a fungal infection. Bactroban (mupirocin) is a topical antibiotic that works well for bacterial infections, but is not helpful for fungal infections. You can try over the counter Miconazole products, but may need to see your dermatologist for a prescription anti fungal. ...Read more

Dr. Ritu Saini
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Trichophyton (Definition)

Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more


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Can bactroban (mupirocin) topical cure ringworm?

Can bactroban (mupirocin) topical cure ringworm?

No: True ringworm is caused by a fungal infection. Bactroban (mupirocin) is a topical antibiotic that works well for bacterial infections, but is not helpful for fungal infections. You can try over the counter Miconazole products, but may need to see your dermatologist for a prescription anti fungal. ...Read more

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Can I use mupirocin ointment usp 2% on ringworm?

Can I use mupirocin ointment usp 2% on ringworm?

No: Mupirocin is active against bacteria and ringworm is caused by fungal infection. topical 'azole' or terbinafine would be more effective. ...Read more

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Is ringworm treatable with natural products such as mangosteen or nutmeg powder?

Is ringworm treatable with natural products such as mangosteen or nutmeg powder?

Tea Tree Oil: I'm not sure about mangosteen or nutmeg powder for ringworm, but tea tree oil has been shown to help cure athlete's foot nearly as well as a prescription cream. You'd want to apply it twice daily for at least 2 weeks and be sure to keep the skin clean and dry.

I would only try this on the body or feet for a few weeks, not the scalp; if not better, you should see your doctor. ...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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What is bactroban (mupirocin) cream used to treat?

What is bactroban (mupirocin) cream used to treat?

Bactroban (mupirocin): "Bactroban Nasal has been approved as an intranasally administered topical agent for the eradication of nasal colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)" (ointment). See: http://www. Medilexicon. Com/drugs/bactroban_nasal_2.php ...Read more

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Is mupirocin ointment effective by itself to treat an infected cartilage piercing?

Possibly, but seldom: If this organism is staph aureus this may be somewhat effective, but if you do not begin to clear up rapidly would seek further advice. ...Read more

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Does mupirocin treat acne?

No: Other treatments are better
mupirocin best for impetigo and other skin infections. ...Read more

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Should I use bactroban (mupirocin) cream or bactroban (mupirocin) ointment be used to treat staph?

Bactroban (mupirocin): Bactroban (mupirocin) ointment is an excellent topical medication to treat staphylococcal infections. Use it as recommended by your doctor. ...Read more

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If I treat impetigo with bactroban (mupirocin) without seeing a doctor, will it be able to get better?

If I treat impetigo with bactroban (mupirocin) without seeing a doctor, will it be able to get better?

Possibly: School sores (or impetigo) are a bacterial skin infection caused by the bacteria staph aureus found everywhere. The treatment usually is ten days of antibiotics by mouth. The best antibiotic for school sores is flucloxacillin a form of penicillin. The sores also need to be covered to stop them spreading. Cleansing the skin with antiseptic and putting antibiotic cream in the nose may also be needed ...Read more

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Can mupirocin ointment 2 be used to treat vaginal itching and rash?

Mupirocin: The oinment will only be effective if your rash is of bacterial origin. It will not work if your rash is due to a fungus or viral infection. ...Read more

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Can Mupirocin ointment usp, 2% be used to treat red smelly spot on infants neck fold?

Can Mupirocin ointment usp, 2% be used to treat red smelly spot on infants neck fold?

Not likely: What you describe in a neck fold sounds like a candidal yeast infection, which would respond to an antifungal like nystatin ...Read more

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Is mupirocin ointment used to treat yeast infections in toddlers?

Is mupirocin ointment used to treat yeast infections in toddlers?

No.: Mupirocin is an anti-bacterial ointment. It does not kill yeast. Nystatin is a common treatment for topical yeast infections. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use bactroban ointment (2% mupirocin) to treat/ help genital hsv?

Is it ok to use bactroban ointment (2% mupirocin) to treat/ help genital hsv?

Antiviral: Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral pill will help genital herpes resolve more quickly. Bactroban ointment is sometimes used to treat crusted areas as an adjunct for secondary bacterial infections. ...Read more

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What is the recommended treatment regime of nasal bactroban that one would use to treat staph?

What is the recommended treatment regime of nasal bactroban that one would use to treat staph?

4 to 5 times a day: Clean finger, apply 4 to 5 times a day. No qtips. Do it for at least a week or 4 days past complete lack of symptoms. ...Read more

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Hey I had a swollen vagina nd it was. Extremely itchy. There was a clear discharge nd I treated it with gynotran and mupirocin cause it was burning wh?

Hey I had a swollen vagina nd it was. Extremely itchy. There was a clear discharge nd I treated it with gynotran and mupirocin cause it was burning wh?

Wrong treatments...: ...and my guess is they didn't help much. Your symptoms were typical for a yeast infection, maybe genital herpes, and possibly other STDs like gonorrhea or chlamydia. None of these would respond to either of these treatments, and delaying proper treatment could cause big problems. You should see a doctor or clinic ASAP for professional examination, testing, and proper treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Treated my facial staph infection in October, and its back already in January. I'm heartbroken, will I have ongoing facial staph infections recur for the rest of my life? I decolonized my nose with bactroban, but its back. Can it ever be treated fully?

Treated my facial staph infection in October, and its back already in January. I'm heartbroken, will I have ongoing facial staph infections recur for the rest of my life? I decolonized my nose with bactroban, but its back. Can it ever be treated fully?

Get it treated and?: It is not that common to have recurrent ataph infections of the face.
Recurrence occurs in people
Who have weak immune system
People who have eczema
People who have diabetes
Those who are chronic carrieirs of staph in their nose
I suggest you treat the present infection and discuss with your doctor to test you for Diabetse and immune system if it keeps recurring
Do you pick on your face constsnt? ...Read more

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Can I use Bactroban (mupirocin) on the inside of the labia minora, near the vaginal opening, to treat a bacterial infection?

Can I use Bactroban (mupirocin) on the inside of the labia minora, near the vaginal opening, to treat a bacterial infection?

You can: But what are you treating? "Bacterial infection" includes many different things. A furuncle? Bacterial vaginosis? STD? Don't expect much benefit from bactroban (mupirocin) in this area. ...Read more

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What's 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.

What's 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.

Cream vs ointment: Member000 ~ ZERO difference from a pharmaceutical pov. The ointment works better for moist areas so better for the nose. The cream better on dry skin because it gets absorbed with no residual discomfort of "vaseline" on the skin. Thanks ...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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What is the medical use of mupirocin?

Topical antibiotic: It is a topical antibiotic. In my practice it is particularly useful as it doesn't really have the risk of allergic contact dermatitis as does bacitracin, neosporin or other similar otc antibiotic treatments. ...Read more

Dr. Subir Mitra
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Ringworm (Definition)

A superficial fungal infection (dermatophytosis) of the arms and legs. The same appearances of ringworm may also occur on the scalp (tinea capitis), beard area (tinea ...Read more


Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Mupirocin (Definition)

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