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How fast can bacitracin heal minor scrapes?

How fast can bacitracin heal minor scrapes?

The body heals: Bacitracin protects from infection while the body heals in 5-7 days. ...Read more

Dr. Harlan Amstutz
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Bacitracin (Definition)

Bacitracin is an acne agent which is a ...Read more


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Bacitracin and neosporin the same?

No, are different: However both are topical antibiotics ; both have an inert petrolatum (vaseline) base. ...Read more

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Can I buy bacitracin ointment otc?

Yes: Over the counter Bacitracin ointment is available without a prescription. ...Read more

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Is bacitracin the same as neosporin?

Is bacitracin the same as neosporin?

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. ...Read more

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What is bacitracin ointment used for?

Bacitracin: To prevent minor skin infections caused by small cuts, scrapes or burns. It is an antibiotic ointment. ...Read more

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Where will I get bacitracin ointment?

BACITRACIN OINTMENT: Bacitracin ointment is in every drug store. You do not need a prescription. ...Read more

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Could bacitracin help cure jock itch?

Could bacitracin help cure jock itch?

Bacitracin: Is an antibiotic, jock itch is caused by a fungus. You are better off with an antifungal agent. Your pharmacy is full. Of over the counter antifungal agents. ...Read more

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Are bacitracin and neosporin the same?

No they aren't: They contain different topical antibiotcs, however both contain the same vaseline like base. ...Read more

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Can I use bacitracin on a new piercing?

BACITRACIN OINTMENT: You can use Bacitracin ointment on a new "piercing" anytime. Just remember, though, that people may become allergic to bacitracin. ...Read more

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Who should not use bacitracin ointment?

Bacitracin ointment: "This product should not be used in patients with a history of hypersensitivity to Bacitracin." See: http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/bacitracin. Html ...Read more

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Is it ok to use bacitracin and neosporin together?

Is it ok to use bacitracin and neosporin together?

Yes: In fact, the original formulation of "neosporin" contained some bacitracin. No topical antibiotic is as helpful as simply cleaning the wound very well with soap and water and keeping it clean and protected. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of bacitracin 800 mg tablets?

What are the side effects of bacitracin 800 mg tablets?

Wrong drug?: Bacitracin is a topical antibiotic, usually a cream, ointment or gel. It is not formulated as a tablet. ...Read more

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What to do if I have tried so much to get the slits healed on my foreskin now I'm trying bacitracin, am I messing up or what?

What to do if I have tried so much to get the slits healed on my foreskin now I'm trying bacitracin, am I messing up or what?

Foreskin: The cuts or slits you are describing can occur and healing sometimes despite different ointments, cream may not occur. Circumcision is the best option in this case ...Read more

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I wascircumcised yday, what am I to do?, can I shower the regular way?, should I change the gauze while I shower?, how can I apply bacitracin w/ gauze on?

Ask your doctor: Following any surgical procedure, the surgeon generally instructs the patient on post-op care. Followi those instructions. Generally speaking, allowing the shower to wet the circumcision site is ok, and removal of the gauze wrapping can be done comfortably. Use of polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment in a light coat circumferentially, followed by light gauze wrapping helps. ...Read more

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Will bacitracin help a pimple?

Will bacitracin help a pimple?

Maybe-: If the pimple is caused by a streptococcal bacteria, yes. If it is caused by staphylococcal bacteria such as community acquired methicillin resistant staphulococcus aureus (ca-mrsa), or most other types of bacteria to cause boils, then no. ...Read more

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Can I use bacitracin for my vaginitis?

Can I use bacitracin for my vaginitis?

No: Backtracking is for gram positive bacteria and vaginitis is caused by other bacteria and yeast infection. You need a slide and culture done with an exam. ...Read more

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Why use bactroban (mupirocin) over bacitracin?

Why use bactroban (mupirocin) over bacitracin?

Depends: Bactroban (mupirocin) should only be used in an infection caused by mrsa. If not, mssa infections can convert into MRSA infections. ...Read more

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My pennies itches. Can I put bacitracin on it?

My pennies itches. Can I put bacitracin on it?

Unlikely to help: The most common cause of penis itching is a fungal infection which can be treated with topic antifungals such as clotrimazole. Bacitracin kills bacteria so it's unlikely to help at all. Of course, without a picture it's hard to tell what it is. ...Read more

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Is bacitracin to be applied before or after scab removed?

Is bacitracin to be applied before or after scab removed?

Both.: You could use topical antibiotics both before and after the scab is removed. It might not penetrate as much with the scab on, but doesn't hurt. ...Read more

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Can you use bacitracin while breastfeeding?

Can you use bacitracin while breastfeeding?

General rules: The medications in lotions or ointments that you apply to your skin are not absorbed into the blood to a level that would effect the breast milk. As long as you are not using it directly on the feeding surface this is fine. ...Read more

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Does bacitracin ointment need prescription?

BACITRACIN OINTMENT: No. Bacitracin ointment is over-the-counter.

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Is bacitracin zinc ointment exactly like neosporin?

Is bacitracin zinc ointment exactly like neosporin?

No: They are different compounds but both can be helpful in the correct setting. ...Read more

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