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Question: Bactroban (Mupirocin)
|gbennett2008 - Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:25 pm||
I have impetigo in and around the outside of my nose. I have had this condition in the past and have been given Mupirocin (Bactroban) by my doctor to apply on the infected area. I do not currently have medical insurance, so I am unable to afford a Dr. visit. Is there anything OTC that I may try instead? I have Neosporin; will this be as effective a treatment?
|Debbie Miller, RN - Thu Jan 10, 2008 3:31 pm||
This will probably work since Neosporin contains three different types of antibiotic, one of which is effective against gram-positive bactera, like Bactroban is. You get additional ingredients in Neosporin which are effective against gram-negative bacteria as well. The generic form is usually referred to as triple-antibiotic ointment.
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