A 49-year-old member asked:
Does cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) cream help poison ivy?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Donald Shenenberger answered
24 years experience in Dermatology
Probably so: Cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) is a combination of a steroid and a topical antibiotic. The steroid is probably the component that is doing the most for your reaction. I would avoid the topical antibiotic unless there is truly a bacterial infection that needs to be treated. The antibiotic portion carries the risk of an allergic reaction and can confound the clinical picture.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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