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can I use bacitracin on my lip

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
41 years experience Internal Medicine
no: That will cause the mucosal membrane to get drier. See your gynecologist since you are needing treatment and household items should be kept out of yo ... Read More
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Dr. Brock Andersen
17 years experience Dermatology
Dry vaginal skin: I wouldn't use any antibiotic ointments or cream on anything that isn't actively infected. Plain white petroleum jelly is safe for all mucosal surface ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
51 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Sometimes: Using topical polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) in small quantities on a lip lesion that is or may become infected is usually safe, but ir is impo ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
See derm: See dermatologist. They can put you on a treatment that will work.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
No: There is no topical anesthetic in polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) so it will not cause any anesthetic effect. In other words, no numbness from ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levin
46 years experience Dentistry
May be herpes virus: Need to be evaluated by you medical doctor or dentist.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
47 years experience Emergency Medicine
Bactroban (mupirocin: This is a topical ointment.You need a prescription in the US,maybe not in other countries.
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Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Cold sore: If he has never had this before then I would suggest you get it checked out as nine month olds do not often get cold sores
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
36 years experience Urology
Yes: That is not a problem. The question is, why do you think it is needed. Bacterial infections to the glans penis are not common.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes, but why?: Unless you have a simple abrasion or friction burn, while Bacitracin would not hurt anything, it is unlikely to help it, either. If you are worried ab ... Read More
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Dr. Marc Neff
Dr. Marc Neff answered
Specializes in General Surgery
Skin abscess: In teenagers, it is not uncommon to suffer from acne. This can be related to a variety of normal growth issues, and also to physical activity, hygien ... Read More
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