What is mupirocin ointment?

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Mupirocin ointment is a topical antibiotic. It is often used to treat skin infections impetigo calls; also it used to treat and prevent Staphylococcus aureus, known as staphylococcus aureus. This is the bacteria that causes MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) a common and serious problem that occurs in several hospitals.


Health workers who are more likely to be exposed to staph can regularly use Mupriocina nasally to prevent colonization of infection. But it should not be used long term because it can create Staphylococcus aureus resistance to this antibiotic.

How to use

The Mipirocina used three times a day and applied directly on the skin wound or nose.

Treatment duration

You must use this ointment all suggested by your doctor to completely eliminate the infection time.

Side effects

Side effects include burning and itching after application. Some people are allergic to this medicine and develop a rash and may also have trouble breathing. Report any severe or unexpected side effects to your doctor as soon as possible.

expert opinion

A study conducted by the University Hospital Rotterdam verified that mupirocin ointment reduces the colonization of staphylococci in the nose, but also revealed that using this medication, individuals were more likely to get different strains of staphylococcus that they were initially treated. Doctors recommend using mupirocin only in people who have staph has been verified in the nasal passages.