A 36-year-old member asked:
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is polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or calendula ointment better?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
For what problem?: Without knowing what you're treating, it's hard to say which would be "better." polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) contains synthetic antibiotics, Bacitracin and polymyxin. Calendula ointment is from the marigold plant, calendula officinalis. It's been traditionally used in minor skin wounds: skin infections, burns, bee stings, sunburn, warts, etc. Most research comes from animal studies. http://tinyurl.com/lapg2kq.
Answered on May 24, 2019

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