A 37-year-old member asked:
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can you put neosporin on a bugbite?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Neosporin is an effective antibiotic and if there is concern that a bug bite might be infected, then that is a reasonable choice. Few bugbites are infectious although some from ticks and mosquitoes can transmit disease.
Answered on Nov 15, 2013

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