Bactroban in nose for staph

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Avatar f tn Hi: For the past 10 years or so, I would get a pretty nasty staph infection in or on my nose. Bactroban did nothing, so I would end up on Bactrim, Cipro, etc. The round of AB's usually took care of things. I began to notice that these breakouts happened whenever I got a lot of sun. These infections happened only 2-3 times a year and I didn't usually worry about it. My doctor sent me to an ENT, who was pretty useless (she just told me to keep my nares moistured..???
Avatar n tn I just got out of the hospital for the same thing... Mine was a serious staph infection in my nose.... This is nothing to play with it is serious you need to go see your doctor right away...
216703 tn?1277682777 It is especially common to find it in the nose, which can make it easily spread/ transmitted. To get rid of staph colonization, it can help to treat ALL family members with mupirocin (Bactroban) nasal gel twice a day for at least 5 days. I would not share towels, pillows, etc., until you complete your course of treatment. I would also wash hands frequently and try not to touch your face or nose other then for washing, treatment, or blowing.
Avatar n tn Have you had any surgeries? If you dont mind me asking the staph in your nose what symtoms do you experience? For me it makes my turbs swell.
Avatar n tn I go to the doctor, and she says she can no longer really determine if it's staph because there's nothing to swab anymore. Just in case, she swabs the interior of my nose for ampicillin-resistant staph and prescribes me mupirocin cream. I apply the cream, and the discolorations get better....albeit they do not completely go away (I still have them). The test for the ampicillin resistant staph comes back negative. I go along my merry way.
Avatar n tn Are there natural treaments for nose blisters? Are there official medical names for such blisters? How long will they be here? Will they clear up with time on their own? Please provide as much information as possible!
Avatar f tn My world was rocked on December 24, 2007 when I was told that I had a staph infection called MRSA. Since then I have been trying to get rid of this skin infection by taking two antibiotics, taking bleach bathes, getting lots of rest, eating right, drinking lots of water.
Avatar f tn I woke u on Monday morning (today is Wednesday) and I felt as if I had been punched in the nose. Not to be gross but I do pick my nose a lot so I thought that maybe I scratched it and later it would feel better. As the day progressed it was worse and worse but no apparent swelling or any other symptoms that would point to sinus issues which are a frequent for me. After work I came home and ate supper.
431531 tn?1254101806 For the past week or so I've been experiencing nose bleeds, open sores in my nose and swelling and pain on the tip of my nose(on the left side). The sores and bleeding is only in the left nostril. My nose bleeds aren't free flowing. It's more like a small amount of blood that appears when I blow my nose. My left nostril(on the tip) is very firm and the pain is sometimes excruciating. I thought it might possibly be a pimple under my skin that wasn't surfacing at first.
Avatar f tn Please any advice. I have been to 3 different ENTs, the 1st one tested me for staph - came back moderate staph (not MRSA) and took Keflex for 10 days-no improvement. Five days later cultured again and it came back negative. Said I should use Bacitracin for a year as Bactroban burned and dismissed me.(I am allergic to all antibiotics but two and most other drugs-happens over time) 2nd ENT said Bacitracin irritates and easy to get allergic to it. Already allergic to Neosporin.
Avatar m tn I've seen my doctor and I was tested positive for MRSA. MRSA is a staph infection in your nose. MANY people have this. Also is known as a form of impetigo. However, many of you noted that you've had these scabs nonstop? Mine are not all the time. Sometimes I'll go months without one! I do find when I am overly stressed or worried...this is when I tend to get them! My doctor prescribed bacitracin...and this works wonders! I too was tested for nasal cancer...and do NOT have it!
Avatar n tn go to the doctor and get antibiotics (bactrum for 10 days) and some ointment for the lesion and also for the nose since this is where we usually carry staph (bactroban). It will cost about 96.00 (usd) without insurance. 2. wash everything... this means sheets, towels, clothing... everything that you have come in contact with. 3.
Avatar n tn ) re-test for staph or 2.) treat as staph and see what happens? This condition has plagued me for years.
Avatar f tn Also 3rd ENT wants me to use Vaseline in nose and if I am a staph carrier with open wounds in nose wouldn't it hold in the germ and I would get infected. Now I am switching between Bacitracin and saline gel although I think the gel is starting to irritate me. Bactroban burns badly. Please dr. if you coold give me any advice?? Scared to go back to 3rd and really do like the 2nd better.
Avatar n tn i still get outbreaks consistently, primarily on my chest, breasts and back and a persistently runny nose which my dermatologist said can be caused by staph infection. I had one culture done two years ago which tested positive for staph in my nasal passages, i have been prescribed numerous topical creams but nothing seems to make the breakouts stop...
Avatar n tn It spread to my ear, genitals, and my nose. I got another prescrption for the oral. It cleared up. Came back a few days later spreading like wildfire. Took another culture and got really heavy doses of oral. It cleared up for 1 month. It just came back, it's slow going but I can feel it spreading. My Derm doesn't know what to do, and obviously this antibotic isn't working. He says it is the best thing to take and keep giving me same doses.
Avatar f tn I have been to 3 different ENTs, one tested me for staph - came back moderate staph (not MRSA) and took Keflex for 10 days-no improvement. Tested again 5 days after last culture and came back negative. Said I should use Bacitracin for a year as Bactroban burned. (I am allergic to all antibiotics but 2 and most other drugs-happens over time) 2nd ENT said Bacitracin irritates and easy to get allergic to it. Already allergic to Neosporin.
Avatar n tn Every article on the internet has to do with Strep B in prenatal women (when it is very dangerous for the baby) and nothing about Strep B for regular women in their 40's like me :) Thanks, I'd love to hear from anyone who has ever been treated for this disease or any doctors out there.
Avatar f tn That's why it gets better when you take the plug out bc it's holding the bacteria in it and around it keeping it inside your skin. Staph and strep are insidious... It can live for two weeks or more in the right environment. Disinfect or throw out everything and anything you can. Anything you can think of that you'd touch and touch and touch and then end up touching your face with. Pillows sheets towels phone doorknobs keyboard makeup compacts you shower scrubby. Even the bar of soap!
Avatar n tn Good face and hand and nail washing evey day will help keep staph bacteria levels low. Staph tends to colonize in the nose, you can get a nasal swab test at Dr.s office to see if you are "colonized" with staph. But most people have it on them in normal amounts as it is a fact of life that that bacteria lives as we do. The variety of strains, and treatments though are what I am not fully sure of. Currently I got a prescrition for Bactroban ointment.
Avatar n tn Though it is more common in children it can be seen in adults. The non-bullous variety is the common form, caused by both staph and strep. It appears as small blisters or scabs, which then form yellow or honey-colored crusts. These often start around the nose and on the face. Impetigo is not serious, often goes away on its own, and is easy to treat. Mild cases can be handled by gentle cleansing, removing crusts, and applying the prescription-strength antibiotic ointment mupirocin (Bactroban).
Avatar f tn there I was given psycotropic meds that made me feel worse still after three days I went home feeling like I was never going to get any better few days after getting home I went to after hours doctor with sores in my nose I was given amoxyllian and bactroban which is to that staph infections all mybproblens dissappeard with in two days recently feelings r back again the sores r in my nose along with styles in my eyes again I've been in n out of emergency n told its anxiety and everyone's ignori
Avatar n tn During this episode I went to a dermatologist who thought (did not biopsy) it was a staph infection and wanted me on Cephalexin for six months. I consulted another dermatologist who said that was overkilling and unnecessary. After seven months the same thing happened under the other arm. Once again I filled a ten day prescription for Cephalexin but this time had the doctor drain the furuncle. A few weeks later the same thing happened again under the other arm.
Avatar n tn She prescribed me bactroban and told me to swab that in my nose and also use it on my face instead of the ketoconazole cream. I looked in my nose when I got home and saw that I have some little white bumps inside. I don't know if that's from sinusitis and the discontinuation of the nasonex or is that a staph infection? I'm sorry for all of the questions but I'm very confused about all of this. I had beautiful skin before and never had any major problems.
Avatar m tn I decided to make a dermatologist appointment, and she prescribed Nystatin and Mupirocin for the time being, and took two cultures, one of the corners of my mouth and one in my nose to check for bacteria. I had to mix the two prescriptions together 2-3 times a day for 5 days. The condition definitely got better, but was still somewhat visible. The results of the cultures came back last week and I apparently had a minor staph infection in my nose, so she prescribed Bactroban Nasal.
Avatar n tn MRSA is a really bad staph infection. it can lead to a DEADLY infection in the blood stream. h ow would you know you even had that? if you went to a doctor, they would immediately admit you to a hospital and put on an iv drip for 2 weeks (vancomycin.) trust me, you would know if you had it.
Avatar f tn I have always had a clear complexion but 2 times in my life I have had issues with the skin between my nose and mouth. I went to a dermatologist once and he perscribed this ointment and it went away. I was working in the service industry then, but not now. I dont know if I am having this as a result of an allergic reaction, or is it a fungus or a staph infection or some kind of bacterial infection or yeast infection or something else?
Avatar f tn I was told that the bacteria is carried topically and in your nose, but not everyone gets infected. In order to spread it, you would need an opening (like a scratched bug bite, or in your case, an incision), so it is not too easy to spread. I was told that I need to be most concerned with younger children (who touch everything!) or someone who has compromised immune system.
Avatar m tn The anti-biotic helps for the infection but it doesnt seem to kill the bacteria, ive had this bacteria for almost two years now and maybe the nose swipe came back negative cause i was using nose bactroban at that moment in time? I do have Epidermolysis Bullosa which is a inherited connective tissue disease causing blisters in the skin and mucosal membranes so my skin comes of easier than other people , not sure if it could be a factor.