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Can you put neosporin on a burn

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: A mainstay of burn treatment is application of antimicrobial ointment (e.g., neosporin, polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) bacitracin, triple-anti... Read More

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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corinne Kauderer
Wound care 36 years experience
Burns: Whenever we burn our skin we cause an inflammatory response. If the skin remains red for a time period, it may become darker due to pigmentation chang... Read More
Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
I suspect OK: If there was no blistering and you cooled it promptly, its probably a pretty superficial burn. Should be healed in a few days--let us know if not.
Dr. John Neary
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
It can be.: The answer depends on what it does from here. Keep it clean and if it does not heal appropriately in a week, see your doctor.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 39 years experience
Yes: That should be fine for smaller second degree burns.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Second Degree Burn: Neosporin is helpful for the treatment of second degree burns. It is essential to keep the wound moist until the skin grows back. At that point, the w... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
On the skin: You may apply Neosporin ointment on the skin.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 19 years experience
Risk for infection: The blister prevents the body from getting infected as well as covering nerve endings so you will likely feel more uncomfortable if the blister is pop... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Feola
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
THIRD DEGREE BURN: THIRD DEGREE BURN, is when the injury caused damage to the deeper layers resulting in blisters and eventual rupture. You need to be examined and the ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Keep at it: A rope burn is like other burns it can take up to a week to heal. You are doing right thing. Consider some aloe gel too that might help.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Bandaid: You can keep,your rug burn covered if you wish
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Use hydrocortisone: Some brands of neosporin are oil based and are likely to keep bacteria trapped in this sensitive area. Use over the counter Hydrocortisone on the skin... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Clean and cover: Cleaning the original wound, then keeping it covered with a clean dressing is all that it takes. Putting antibacterial ointment on it may also help h... Read More

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