It is very important that you use this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, and do not use it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. This medicine is not for long-term use.
This medicine is for use only in the nose. Do not get any of it in your eyes or on your skin. If it does get on these areas, rinse well with water right away.
The nasal ointment may be necessary for a dry nose, to address allergies, or as a treatment for a Staph infection. The nasal ointment is also usually necessary after nasal surgery including, septoplasty, rhinoplasty, turbinate reduction or turbinoplasty surgery and endoscopic sinus surgery.
Antibiotic nasal ointment is used for eradicating staphylococcal bacteria, in particular MRSA, from the nostrils in order to stop infections. Bactroban ointment is applied inside the nose for this purpose.
Store at room temperature (below 25°C). The shelf life is three years. There are no known incompatibilities or reactions with other medications.
If Bactroban ointment is unavailable then Chlorsig ointment is a reasonable alternative.
How does it work?
Bactroban nasal ointment includes the active ingredient mupirocin. This is an antibacterial medicine. It is used to remove staphylococcal bacteria from the nasal passages. In particular, it can be used for clearing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria from the nasal passages of hospital patients. Mupirocin exerts its antimicrobial activity by reversibly inhibiting isoleucyl-transfer RNA, thereby inhibiting bacterial protein and RNA synthesis. This reasons the bacteria to produce abnormal and faulty proteins – ultimately killing the bacteria.
Certain bacteria, including Staph aureus, are found obviously on many people’s skin and inside their nose. These bacteria are generally harmless and don’t reason issues. However, they can reason infection if they get into a wound or spread to other parts of the body. In a hospital environment or after surgery, it is significant that these types of bacteria are eliminated. They can not only cause infections in the carrier, but can also be spread and reason serious infections in people who are already unwell.
Nose bleeds generally are not serious and can be simply stopped. Here are some quick ways you can try if you are prone to nose bleeds during the summer season.
Summers in India are harsh, and the side effect of the heat leads to health problems like dehydration, heat strokes, skin rashes and many more. A common problem that happens during this season is nosebleed. Although it is most common in children, a nosebleed can also affect adults when the mercury rises.
So what leads to nosebleed? When the minute blood capillaries burst due to hot air, or due to nose picking, the protective mucus coating inside the nose gets dry which leads to bleeding. Although rare, the inability of the blood to clot can also cause the nose to bleed at times. In some cases, high blood pressure can also be a reason.
The medical term for a nosebleed is epistaxis. Because of the position of the nose – right in the middle of the face – and its high density of blood vessels, most of us will have had at least one nosebleed at some time during our lives.
The first step is to stop the bleeding:
How you can stop nosebleeds in hot weather
Although it can be a bit messy, nose bleeds generally are not serious and can be simply stopped. Here are some quick ways you can try if you are prone to nose bleeds during the summer season.