Q. Is Supirocin used for diaper rash?
Supirocin is an antibacterial medicine and will only help if the diaper rash is due to bacterial infection.
Q. What if I don't get better after using Supirocin?
Inform your doctor if you do not feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.
Q. Can I stop taking Supirocin when I feel better?
No, do not stop taking Supirocin and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.
Q. For how long do I need to use Supirocin?
Use Supirocin 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 Supirocin?
Follow the directions given by your doctor carefully. Wash your hands before applying Supirocin. 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 Supirocin on an open wound?
Consult your doctor before using Supirocin. Avoid using Supirocin for large open wounds if you have a kidney problem as this may further damage your kidneys.
Q. After I applied Supirocin, I felt burning and stinging sensations. Should I stop using it?
Burning sensation is a common side effect of applying Supirocin. However, stinging is uncommon. It does not last long and will disappear after sometime. Do not stop using Supirocin 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 Supirocin?
Supirocin 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 or removal of fluid (cannulae), do not use this medicine to treat the skin near that area. Additionally, do not use it in combination with cannulae.
Q. What should prompt me to stop using Supirocin?
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 Supirocin and consult your doctor. Though unlikely, but if you get abdominal cramps and diarrhea, you should stop Supirocin immediately and consult your doctor.