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Can I use Muciprocin inside my nares? The little insert with

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Can I use Muciprocin inside my nares? The little insert with instructions said not to use it, but to use Bactroban. I thought muciprocin and bactroban were the same. Is one for the nares and the other for skin? I'm a staph carrier and that is why it was prescribed.

Mysticdoc :

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Mysticdoc :

Hi there,


I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to help you with your concerns.

Customer:

Hello

Mysticdoc :

Mupirocin skin and nasal oint have same active ingredient.

Mysticdoc :

However the skin ointment may be too hasrh for the nasal mucosa due to the different inactive ingredient used to make the ointment.

Customer:

Is it safe to use it in my nose? The insert says not to use in nares, but to use Bactroban in nares.

Customer:

Oh....

Mysticdoc :

It is better to avoid using in the nose as it can cause more irritation.

Customer:

I guess I will go back and make sure

Customer:

Do most pharmacy's carry the nose kind?

Mysticdoc :

yes it does

Mysticdoc :

it is only meant to be used as per instruction.

Customer:

Thank you very much!

Mysticdoc :

very welcome

Mysticdoc :

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