The skin is broken from scratching due to an allergic reaction to poison ivy.
Can Mupirocin Ointment 2% Be Used on a Poison Ivy Rash?
Question posted by Ace of Base on 31 July 2011
Last updated on 9 July 2020 by christianchuquibala
No - mupirocin is an antibacterial ointment used to treat skin infections and will not treat an itchy rash. It should only be used on the recommendation of a doctor.
Talk with your pharmacist for professional advice.
The information on first aid treatment for Poison Ivy rash below is from this link:
"Wash the skin thoroughly with soap and warm water. Because the resin enters skin quickly, try to wash it off within 30 minutes. Scrub under the fingernails with a brush to prevent the resin from spreading to other parts of the body.
Wash clothing and shoes with soap and hot water. Resin can linger on them.
Promptly bathe animals to remove the oils from their fur.
Body heat and sweating can aggravate the itching. Stay cool and apply cool compresses to your skin.
Calamine lotion and hydrocortisone cream can be applied to the skin to reduce itching and blistering. Bathing in lukewarm water with an oatmeal bath product, available in drugstores, may soothe itchy skin."
yes it can be used for poison ivy poison oak and wingworn and poison somac etc. my doctor gave me a script for posion ivy and it dryed up in 2 days work great its the best stuff i ever had for poison ivy who ever said no is lieing there crazzy
- Mupirocin uses and safety info
- Mupirocin information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Mupirocin (detailed)
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