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Can mupirocin ointment be used for a yeast infection?

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masso 2 Mar 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."

Click on the link for a list of medications:

https://www.drugs.com/condition/vaginal-candidiasis.html

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masso 2 Mar 2020

"Mupirocin Warnings
Don't use mupirocin if you have a fungal or viral infection. This medicine is only effective against bacterial infections."

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