Can bactroban (mupirocin) be used on diaper rash?

Agree w Dr. Ferguson. For diaper rash keep baby's skin clean & dry. Change diaper as soon as it's soiled or wet. For healing allow baby to go without diaper for periods of time so affected area can air out. Avoid tight diapers or airtight covers over diaper. Meds your Dr. might recommend include antifungal cream (for fungus), a steroid cream (for significant inflammation) or an antibiotic (for bacterial infection.)
yes,but. This depends on the rash. It will be helpful for a collection of bacterial related rashes producing pustular or blistering lesions. It will not be helpful for the common yeast that is a main cause of diaper rashes.

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My baby has a really bad diaper rash can I use bactroban (mupirocin) cream on it?

DIAPER RASH. To prevent diaper rash, wash baby with soap and water when changing diapers and apply a&d ointment. To treat diaper rash, apply antifungal cream like mycolog, nystatin. Bactroban (mupirocin) can be used for secondary infections (bacterial). Read more...
Yes,but. Bactroban (mupirocin) will not work on a bacterial infection. Moist diaper rashes are either yeast or irritant so it may not work. A temporary use will not hurt the area try micatiin and diaper paste and see pediatrician if to persists. Read more...

Need doctor's help! Will mupirocin be used on acne and rashes?

Terrible choice. This is an over-the-counter antibiotic. It will do little for acne except encourage bacterial resistance; you should be using something scientific like topical benzoyl peroxide plus if needed prescription-strength medication from your physician. It's worse than useless for contact dermatitis, eczema, and if you self-treat an undiagnosed rash, you ignore possible serious illness at your own peril. Read more...

Am using bactroban (mupirocin) for skin rashes from which some fluid comes after a cut on toe. Was wondering if I put neosporin powder over bactroban (mupirocin) will it harm?

Treat and Watch. There is a possibility that the skin is inflamed and not infected. If you have been treating the toe this way and have seen little to no improvement, then maybe it is time for a change. Non-infected rashes might respond better to cortisone based cream. It is possible to alternate applications and see if it starts to clear up. Watch for increasing severity, in which case, have it looked at. Read more...
1) there is no . Point in doing that. 2) I would recommend you see a doctor. It sounds like you are self doctoring. The reason is it sounds like you have an infection and then you say a rash. So there may be two problems. If your not getting better with the bactroban (mupirocin) you may need an oral antibiotic. . Read more...

What will clear diaper rash?

Depends. If it is an irritant diaper rash, involving buttocks, thighs, and not the skin crease, then desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) a7d, balmex, etc. If it involves the skin creases, spares the bum, and there are some red dots involving the area above the genitas, then it maybe a yeast infection.And lamisil, or lotromin will help. Read more...
Diaper rash. For diaper rash keep baby's skin clean & dry. Change diaper as soon as it's soiled or wet. For healing allow baby to go without diaper for periods of time so affected area can air out. Avoid tight diapers or airtight covers over diaper. Meds your Dr. might recommend include antifungal cream (for fungus), a steroid cream (for significant inflammation) or an antibiotic (for bacterial infection.) Read more...
Keep area dry. Moisture, heat and lack of air circulation may cause skin irritation which may get over infected with bacteria or fungus. Baby may need a medicated cream, so if no improvement with careful drying and vaseline/zinc oxide based ointments, see a doctor. Read more...