A 34-year-old member asked:
can i use neomycin and polymyxin if im am allergic to e-mycin?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter answered
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Neomycin not emycin (erythromycin): Yes, you can use topical creams or ointments containing neomycin and polymyxin if you are allergic to e-mycin, also called erythromycin. The three medications do not cross react. It is confusing, because 2 of the medications' names end in the letters "mycin, " but in this case the names are misleading and there is no relationship between the medications.
Answered on Dec 19, 2019
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