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allergic reaction to neosporin

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Itchy rash typically: The neomycin component of neosporin is a well known and fairly common trigger of allergic contact dermatitis. The rash is itchy, red and occurs where ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Neosporin Allergy: Depending on how severe a reaction, a mild rash you could use hydrocortisone cream. Anything more severe I would seek care from your physician.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Try cortisone cream: Your best bet is hydrocortisone cream OTC. If it does not fast or well enough, you will need to see your doctor to get a more potent Rx cortisone prep ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
14 years experience Dermatology
No : If you've had an allergic reaction, you should not get the shingles shot.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eaton
20 years experience Dermatology
Neosporin: Neosporin is a very common allergen, as is Bacitracin (both are very commonly used). Interestingly, neither is better than vaseline at preventing inf ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Check options: Next trip to drug store / walmart / supermarket, look at antibiotic ointment options. Should be polymixin or Bacitracin options-but read label, many a ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Neomycin allergy: Bacitracin, or Double Antibiotic ointment is an over the counter option for people who have neomycin sensitivities ( the most common culprit in Neomyc ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
44 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Use hydrocortisone : Neomycin is a very common cause of contact Dermatitis (itchy blistering rash similar to poison ivy) I am surprised it was released for OTC use in the ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Wash off: Wash the neosporin off with warm water. Just never use it again. It's very common to have skin allergy to neosporin. Wrap the area gently in gauze ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Contact skin: Neosporin is a common contact allergen usually leading to itchy skin rash with or without blister. The onset of the rash occurs from 24 to 72 hours a ... Read More

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