Can mupirocin ointment be used for a yeast infection?
Question posted by geronimo_61 on 2 March 2020
Last updated on 2 March 2020
No, Mupirocin is an antibiotic, a yeast infection is caused by a fungus called candida albicans, you need an antifungal ointment/cream medication.
"Over-the-counter antifungal creams, ointments or suppositories (with miconazole or clotrimazole) are the most common ways to treat yeast infections. These can take from 1 to 7 days. Your doctor may also prescribe a single-dose pill with fluconazole (an antifungal medicine) for you to take."
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- Mupirocin uses and safety info
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