I have a 14 month old who has impetigo and I was perscribed bactroban. My two month old daughter shares the same symptoms and i was wondering if it was safe to use on her as well...
I have to agree with the others, best to consult the pediatrician. The literature states the following for Bactroban use in perdiatrics:
The safety and effectiveness of Bactroban Cream have been established in the age groups 3 months to 16 years. Use of Bactroban Cream in these age groups is supported by evidence from adequate and well-controlled studies of Bactroban Cream in adults with additional data from 93 pediatric patients studied as part of the pivotal trials in adults.
As your baby is less than the specified age range, it is best to consult the doctor. Impetigo is very contagious as you probably know so this needs to be treated asap and proper percautions taken to not let it spread.
- Bactroban Information for Consumers
- Bactroban Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Bactroban (detailed)
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