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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can it make sense to spread neosporin or triple antibiotic ointment over a bloody rash?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 54 years experience
No: This is unlikely to help. You need to determine the cause of the skin problem. See your family doc or a dermatologist.
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Last updated May 30, 2013

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