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Can I use neosporin on my lips

A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liza Shiff
General Practice 29 years experience
Neosporin: neosporin is safe as long as you don't lick or ingest it. And be aware, it may burn if you have cuts in your lips and can cause even worse chapping an... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 36 years experience
Neomycin: Neosporin contains bacitracin, polymyxin and neomycin. Neomycin is a common allergan so many people react with a contact allergy dermatitis to neospo... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Possibly: You can, especially if there is a wound or crack causing bleeding. However, i don't like neosporin on the face because the neomycin in neosporin has ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Lip wound care: Lacerations or sutured wounds can have topical antibiotics like neosporin or Bacitracin applied as long as the person does not have allergies to the p... Read More
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
NO: Throw it away. Aminoglycoside antibiotics used on skin have not been shown to treat or prevent infections. They are sensitizers, causing allergic reac... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not a good idea: It could cause future sensitization to antibiotics.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Better to avoid.: This area of the body is very vascular allowing it to heal well. If you have a yeast infection – then use of an antifungal medication for tears would ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Theodore Fetter
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 50 years experience
May be skin allergy!: Neosporin is a common OTC skin antibiotic, but it has a moderate incidence of cutaneous (skin) sensitization/ allergy. Cleanse the cut site with cle... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Feyisayo Adeyina
Family Medicine 25 years experience
No: Topical neosporin should not be used in your mouth. There is treatment for the yeast infection which would heal the cuts. neosporin is unlikely to be ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Uncertain: You did not mention that skin was broken. It may not be related to an infection. Neosporin is for treatment of infections.

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