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soframycin vs neosporin

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
20 years experience Dermatology
Vaseline.: I know it sounds too simple but there was actually a study performed that compared neosporin with plain vaseline petroleum jelly to determine wound he ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Superfast healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
39 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Neosporin & Stitches: Infrequent side effects of neosporin + pain relief top: stinging of skin, skin inflammation due to a topically applied medication, rednes ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Hmmm....: Frenula (plural of frenulum), whether on a lip, a tongue, or a penis, are supposed to stay attached from birth to death. If there has been some trauma ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No, are different: However both are topical antibiotics ; both have an inert petrolatum (vaseline) base.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissues. Neosporin does not penetrate below the surface and will not help cellulitis. Oral o ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
21 years experience Dermatology
No: Bacitracin is only one ingredient in neosporin. Neosporin is a topical antibiotic that contains neomycin, bacitracin, and polymyxin b. As long as yo ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
18 years experience Dermatology
Triple antibiotic: Neosporin may be available in asia, it really doesn't matter. Just look for a topical ointment that contains all three ingredients found in neosporin ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No they aren't: They contain different topical antibiotcs, however both contain the same vaseline like base.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Depends: If the wound is small, like a scratch, superficial and clean then neosporin is fine. If the wound is large, deep, associated with risk factors for non ... Read More
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