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can you put neosporin on a burn

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
38 years experience Pediatric Surgery
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 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corinne Kauderer
35 years experience Wound care
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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
38 years experience Pain Management
Yes: That should be fine for smaller second degree burns.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
On the skin: You may apply Neosporin ointment on the skin.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
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
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A female asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
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.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Bandaid: You can keep,your rug burn covered if you wish
A 26-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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
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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