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if im allergic to neosporin can i use mupirocin?

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Dr. Brant Ward
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Likely yes: If you have an allergy to one of the antibiotics in neosporin (bacitracin, neomycin, or polymixin b), you can use mupirocin, which has a different chemical structure. Some people can be sensitive to the other ingredients that could potentially be in both medications (preservatives or additives, but not usually the petroleum jelly), but this is exceedingly rare. Ask your doctor for more info.
Answered on Jul 25, 2018
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Neosponrin allergy: That is three different items sold for topical use or eye or ear use. Your doctor has substitures if you need them for these areas.
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Either one: Either of these should be fine. Just be sure to clean the area daily with a mild soap and water.

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