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allergic to Neosporin

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: It is possible to have a true allergy to neosporin or one of the ingredients of neosporin. Additionally, neomycin (one of the ingredients of neospori ... Read More
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes.: Neomycin, the antibiotic in neosporin, is a frequent skin sensitizer leading to allergic skin reactions.

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brant Ward
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Likely yes: If you have an allergy to one of the antibiotics in neosporin (bacitracin, neomycin, or polymixin b), you can use mupirocin, which has a different che ... Read More
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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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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Treat: Once the allergen gets into contact with the skin, it is difficult if not impossible to remove enough to make much of a difference. Try topical Hydroc ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely: Neomycin will give mild local reaction , some vaccines like polio will have very small concentration , flue vaccine is cultivated from egg yolk , if y ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
You need a Rx: Depends on the type of infection you are treating. For staph, an rx ointment can be used.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
Vinegar soak: Begin soaking your foot for about 10-15 minutes daily in a 1:4 ratio of white vinegar to water which will cleanse the site and reduce inflammation. G ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. William Coutts ii
25 years experience Family Medicine
Aloe or coconut oil: Use Aloe gel or coconut oil as an antiseptic on his scrape.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Vancomycin: "red nan syndrome" is rather a side effect not a true allergy, can be avoided by slower infusion rate of the drug, if you you are allergic to neospor ... Read More
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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