Mupirocin is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria that cause skin infections by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins necessary for the survival of bacteria. Thus, it prevents the skin infection from spreading.
Mufect Ointment is an antibacterial medicine and will only help if the diaper rash is due to bacterial infection.
Q. What if I do not get better after using Mufect Ointment?
Inform your doctor if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine. If you do not feel better after finishing the full course of treatment, consult your doctor.
Q. For how long do I need to use Mufect Ointment?
Use Mufect Ointment for the duration advised by your doctor. The bacteria are normally cleared from your skin within 10 days of starting the treatment. Do not use it for more than 10 days. If your skin condition does not improve within 3-5 days, see your doctor.
Q. How should I use Mufect Ointment?
Follow the directions given by your doctor carefully. Wash your hands before applying Mufect Ointment. Apply the ointment to the infected area of skin 2-3 times daily or as told by your doctor. You can cover the treated area with a dressing or leave it open as per your doctor’s advice.
Q. Can I apply Mufect Ointment on an open wound?
Consult your doctor before using Mufect Ointment. Avoid using Mufect Ointment for large open wounds if you have a kidney problem as this may further damage your kidneys.
Q. After I applied Mufect Ointment, I felt burning and stinging sensations. Should I stop using it?
Burning sensation is a common side effect of applying Mufect Ointment. However, stinging is uncommon. It does not last long and will disappear after sometime. Do not stop using Mufect Ointment because of these mild side effects. If you have any concerns consult your doctor.
Q. In which areas of the skin should I avoid using Mufect Ointment?
Mufect Ointment should not be used to treat infections in or near the eyes, nostrils or mouth. If this medicine accidentally enters your eyes, wash the eyes thoroughly with water. In case you have tubes inserted in your body for the delivery of fluids or medicines (cannula), do not use this medicine to treat the skin near that area.
Q. What should prompt me to stop using Mufect Ointment?
Wash off the ointment immediately if you get raised and itchy rash, cough, shortness of breath, wheezing or difficulty breathing, fainting, and swelling of the face, lips, tongue, throat or other parts of the body. These may be signs of severe allergic reaction. You should immediately stop using Mufect Ointment and consult your doctor. Though unlikely, but if you get abdominal cramps and diarrhea, you should stop Mufect Ointment immediately and consult your doctor.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 21st Jul 2021. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.