Skip to Content

If Bactroban cream was placed in the nose to treat mrsa what could be a side effect?

Responses (2)

ElizaJane23 9 Feb 2013

Well, if it wasn't the right med, the MRSA will continue to get worse, and the patient could die if it's left untreated. Nasal swabs of the infection are taken, then cultured to see if the bacteria responds to those medications in Bactroban. Did your tests show Bactroban would kill the MRSA? If not, it is imperative that you get the right antibiotic - MRSA does kill! ElizaJane

Lisa01 9 Feb 2013

Great answer EJ!! :)
Lisa

kaismama 9 Feb 2013

This is generally done when the staph has colonized in the nose. Usually there are no side effects from it.

Drugs.com free discount card

Further Information

Search for questions

Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.

Similar Questions