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Can bactroban (mupirocin) ointment be use for toenail fungus?

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In brief: Not a good choice

Bactroban (mupirocin) is a powerful topical antimicrobial agent.
For fungal infection of the nail, you need a good antifungal. Seeing a podiatrist or dermatologist will provide better treatment options.

In brief: Not a good choice

Bactroban (mupirocin) is a powerful topical antimicrobial agent.
For fungal infection of the nail, you need a good antifungal. Seeing a podiatrist or dermatologist will provide better treatment options.
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Dr. Howard Fox
Podiatry

In brief: Nope.

Only an oral anti-fungal medication can get rid of a fungus toenail.
Remember also, not all thick, discolored nails are fungal. The first "step" (sorry) is to have a culture. Not mesopotamia as a culture, a fungal culture. Oral Lamisil (terbinafine) has been shown to be much safer than we originally thought it was. Hope this helps.

In brief: Nope.

Only an oral anti-fungal medication can get rid of a fungus toenail.
Remember also, not all thick, discolored nails are fungal. The first "step" (sorry) is to have a culture. Not mesopotamia as a culture, a fungal culture. Oral Lamisil (terbinafine) has been shown to be much safer than we originally thought it was. Hope this helps.
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