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A 23-year-old female asked:

can i use neosporin on labia minora w bacterial infection? i think its bacterial, but i also have a small bleeding cut. no stds or yeast infection.

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Labial infection?: Prior to using anything for a presumed infection, see your gyn provider for an exam and culture. The "small bleeding cut" may not be a simple abrasion, and should be examined to be safe.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
NO: Neosporin, bacitracin, aminoglycosides topically are useless. Worse, they are common sensitizers, causing allergic reactions. What evidence indicates a bacterial issue???? See a GYN.

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