Skip to main content

Can mupirocin be used to treat poison ivy?


Inactive 14 Sep 2010

Mupirocin probably will not be effective on poison ivy since it is an antibiotic and poison ivy is not a bacterial infection.

Prednisone will help.

Good luck and take care

Votes: +0
Inactive 14 Sep 2010

Taking an oral antihistamine, such as Benadryl, can help with the itching quite a bit, although it does not speed up resolution of the rash. Taking Benadryl at nighttime will make most people drowsy and help them sleep through the night without itching.

And contact your dermatologist for the prednisone.

All the best. free discount card

Related topics

contact dermatitis, mupirocin

Further information

Similar questions

Search for questions

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