B-Bact Ointment is an antibiotic medicine used to treat certain skin infections such as impetigo (red sores), recurring boils, and others. It works by killing certain bacteria. This helps to improve your symptoms and cure the underlying infection.
B-Bact Ointment is meant for external use only. It should be applied only to the affected area of the skin as per the dosage and schedule prescribed by your doctor. In order to get the most benefit, apply it regularly and preferably at the same time each day.
Do not use larger amounts or apply it more often or for a longer duration than directed. This will only increase the risk of side effects. Do not use it for more than 10 days. Avoid any contact with your eyes, nose, or mouth. Rinse it off with water if you accidentally get the medicine in these areas.
Local side effects like minor burning or irritation may be seen after application. Consult your doctor if these persist or if your condition does not improve within 3-5 days.
Before using this medicine, inform your doctor if you have any previous history of allergy with it or any other medicine. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before using it.
How to used B-Bact Ointment
This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and gently massage the ointment.
Bacterial skin infections
It is used in the treatment of bacterial skin infections such as impetigo (contagious skin infection that causes red sores on your face, hands, and feet), folliculitis (swelling of your skin around your hair roots), and boils (painful, pus-filled bumps under your skin).
How B-Bact Ointment work
It is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria that cause skin infections by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins necessary for survival of bacteria. Thus, it prevents the skin infection from spreading.
Mupirocin works by preventing the growth of bacteria, eventually killing them and prohibiting them from making protein.
Apply the missed dose of B-Bact Ointment as soon as you remember. Do not apply a double dose to make up for the missed one.
Since It is intended for external use, the likelihood of an overdose is low. However, do not administer more than the prescribed dose.
Major & minor side effects for B-Bact Ointment
- Burning sensation of skin
- Itching, redness, dryness at application site
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
It is meant for external use only. Use it as directed by your doctor. Close the cover of the tube immediately after use to keep it clean and free from contamination. Do not wipe or rinse the tip of the tube.
Use B-Bact Ointment at around the same time daily for the ease of remembrance. Ensure that you complete the course of the treatment as prescribed by your doctor. You can cover the application area with bandages or other coverings as instructed by your doctor.
1.Is B-Bact Ointment used for diaper rash?
It is an antibacterial medicine and will only help if the diaper rash is due to bacterial infection.
2.What if I do not get better after using B-Bact Ointment?
Inform your doctor if your symptoms are getting worse while using this is. If you do not feel better after finishing the full course of treatment, consult your doctor.
3.For how long do I need to use B-Bact Ointment?
Use B-Bact 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.
4.How should I use B-Bact Ointment ?
Follow the directions given by your doctor carefully. Wash your hands before applying It . 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.
5.Can I apply B-Bact Ointment on an open wound?
Consult your doctor before using B-Bact Ointment . Avoid using It for large open wounds if you have a kidney problem as this may further damage your kidneys.
6.After I applied B-Bact Ointment , I felt burning and stinging sensations. Should I stop using it?
Burning sensation is a common side effect of applying It . However, stinging is uncommon. It does not last long and will disappear after sometime. Do not stop using B Bact Ointment because of these mild side effects. If you have any concerns consult your doctor.
7.In which areas of the skin should I avoid using B-Bact Ointment?
B-Bact 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 It to treat the skin near that area.
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