My nephew has just be prescribed bactraban nasal cream for impetigo with mrsa, should the entire household be treated?
If one person in a family is on Bactroban should the entire family be taking the medicaiton?
- 5 Nov 2009 by familynurse
- 20 Nov 2009
- impetigo, methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infection
Impetigo is contagious. The infection is carried in the fluid that oozes from the blisters.
You will only need to take the medication if you have impetigo. The bactroban will not prevent you from catching impetigo.
You can prevent catching impetigo by:
* If you have impetigo, always use a clean washcloth and towel each time.
* Do not share towels, clothing, razors, and and other personal care products with other family members.
* Wash your hands thoroughly after touching the skin lesions.
Good general health and hygiene help to prevent infection. Thoroughly clean minor cuts and scrapes with soap and clean water. You can also use a mild antibacterial soap.
* Avoid touching the draining (oozing) lesions.
For more information on impetigo see: https://www.drugs.com/enc/impetigo.html
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