A 45-year-old member asked:
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which will be better for a popped pimple, bacitracin zinc (neosporin) or zinc oxide (desitin)?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Meds: You should see your dermatologist to get the best treatment.
Answered on Jan 22, 2018
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