Some people experience specific skin problems that can range in severity. Here’s a short description of the severity of skin problems:
Skin problems that are minor. These are skin problems that only cause minimal discomfort. In many cases you can use over the counter treatments in order to get relief for the symptoms long enough for the condition to go away.
Skin problems that are moderate. These are more serious and may take using stronger over the counter treatments (usually treatments that were once prescription only). These are the types of conditions that can cause consistent discomfort.
Serious skin problems. These are problems that can make it hard for a person to function day to day. Simple over the counter treatments might not be enough to offer help. In many cases an appointment to the doctor is going to be needed in order to find out exactly what’s going on.
Bactroban is a medicational treatment that’s designed to help people who suffer from moderate to severe skin problems. Its generic name is Mupirocin. It’s an effective antibiotic that’s able to stop bacteria from growing on a person’s skin. It can also be used in order to treat different skin infections like impetigo or “Staph” infections of the skin. There are additional uses for this treatment, but this will be left to the discretion of a doctor.
What’s some important information you need to make sure you understand before you were to start using this medicational treatment?
Make sure you use this treatment for the complete period of time a doctor tells you to or as you’re told to on the packaging. This is even if you begin to experience significant improvement before you expected it.
Take special care not to get Bactroban in your eyes, nose, mouth or lips when putting it on. If something should occur where it does get into either one of these areas of your body, then be sure to wash it immediately using warm water.
Be sure to look for serious signs of your condition getting better in a period of 3 to 5 days. If the condition doesn’t improve, then take measures to see a doctor as soon as you could.
There’s a different formulation of this treatment for use, Bactroban nasal ointment.
If you have to use a treatment such as Bactroban, then what are some of the possible side effects you might be at risk for as a result?
Severe stomach pain, diarrhea that is watery or bloody
Redness, itching, dryness, or other irritation of treated skin
Unusual skin blistering or peeling
Any signs of a new skin infection
What are some of the less serious side effects you might be at risk for if you use this medicational treatment?
Side effect possibilities vary from person to person as well as the severity. There’s no specific side effect you’re guaranteed to experience although some do have a higher chance of occurring than others. As long as you exercise proper use of this medication, then you shouldn’t experience any serious problems that would cause you to discontinue use.