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A 40-year-old member asked:

can you tell me how long does it take neosporin to heal a cut?

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Dr. Norman Levine
Dermatology 51 years experience
Neosporin: Neosporin does almost nothing more than plain Vaseline does to heal wounds, namely it moisturizes the wound which helps to heal the skin.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

How does neosporin work on cuts?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: For minor lacerations it is fine to use.
A 35-year-old member asked:

If a cut is already infected, should I keep using neosporin?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
It won't help: Neosporin may help preventing a small/superficial cut from infection, but once infected, epscially in deep wounds, it won't do much at all. The infected wound may need to be drained/cleansed and an oral antibiotic is likely needed. I would keep wound dry/clean and consult doc as soon as possible to minimize the wound from getting worse--infection may get to your blood stream(very bad). Good luck.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Will neosporin heal cuts faster? Please help me docs!

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Neosporin: Neosporin has 3 antibiotics in it - use can lead to allergy in some. So consider selecting a different antibiotic ointment to help.
Canada
A 18-year-old male asked:

Does neosporin heal cuts faster?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Protects: It only protects against infections during the healing process, which is natural.
Lebanon
A 34-year-old female asked:

The top of my butt crack splits/tears sometimes. It hurts like a cut. I use Neosporin to heal. Happening on/off for yrs. No thongs or obv cause. Help?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
See Dr: Possible pilonidal sinus tract. May benefit from surgery. Neosporin will not help, might hurt: throw it away. Which SDT's? Treatment for acne? Melanoma? Where? How bad? How long?

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