A 29-year-old female asked:
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I have been putting polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) on a burn for a couple days. Just realized it expired in 2008. Is this in any way dangerous?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
No: No.
Answered on Apr 29, 2013

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