A 44-year-old member asked:
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neosporin with vs without bacitracin zinc, what's the difference?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
NONE: Both worthless. Application to wounds, burns, surgery, or anything does not prevent or cure infections. They are among the most common agents that people are allergic to. They cross-react, so allergy to one often means allergy to the other. They often interfere with wound healing. Their use contributes to emerging antibiotic- resistant bacteria. Each has been "allergen of the year" in different ye
Answered on Jan 24, 2020
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Meds: You should see your dermatologist to get the best treatment.
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