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A 40-year-old female asked:

i have sn infection on a open cut on eyelid and its spreading what should i do i used neosporin made it worse.

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
General Surgery 43 years experience
See a doctor: you might want to apply ophthalmic antibiotic cream but the requires a prescription so it is safer to go and see a doctor do not ignore it infection around the eye could turn serious good luck
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Need to be seen: It may be an allergic reaction to the neosporin as some estimate 1/3 of people develop a neosporin allergy, but if it is a spreading infection you will need treatment right away. Your provider should be able to tell the difference.

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