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can i use neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) for a bite on my arm?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The neosporin may help prevent infection. However, if the area is very red and warm, then you should be seen.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016

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