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Is bacitracin the same as neosporin?

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Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
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.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No they aren't: They contain different topical antibiotcs, however both contain the same vaseline like base.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No, are different: However both are topical antibiotics ; both have an inert petrolatum (vaseline) base.

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