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A 29-year-old member asked:

I use neosporin ointment instead of lipbalm when my lips are really chapped and it works. is this ok to do?

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Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 38 years experience
Neomycin: Neosporin contains bacitracin, polymyxin and neomycin. Neomycin is a common allergan so many people react with a contact allergy dermatitis to neosporin. I would recommend using aquaphor lip ointment instead as it almost never causes a problem.
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