A 31-year-old member asked:
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is bacitracin the same as neosporin?

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Dr. Candace Spann
21 years experience Dermatology
No: Bacitracin is only one ingredient in neosporin. Neosporin is a topical antibiotic that contains neomycin, bacitracin, and polymyxin b. As long as you are not allergic, you can use them interchangeably.
Answered on May 25, 2017
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