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Bacitracin Neomycin Polymyxin B
It wont help or hurt: "styes" is a layman's term for blocked oil glands in the eyelid. Most all will resolve completely with time and warm compresses. If they do not resolve in a reasonable period of time, an ophthalmologist can easily incise and drain them leading to quick resolution. This triple antibiotic should not hurt anything(if not allergic), but won't help either as these are not bacterial in origin. ...Read more
My nose is burning I am using Neosporin ointment. Sir how often I can use in a day contains neomycin polymyxin bsulfate bacitracin zinc ophthalmic?
2-3 times: 2-3 times a day would be the recommended dose. ...Read more
Moist warm compress: 24 y/o female asks if bacitracin zinc and polymyxin b sulfate ophthalmic ointment work for eye stye? Not recommended. The best management/ treatment for stye is to apply warm compress/ moist warm clean wash cloth on the affected eye for 5 to 10 minutes 2 or 3 times a day and at bed time. This usually helps to unblock the gland (sweat or oil) which blockage caused the stye in the first instance. ...Read more
What is the equivalent for fluocinolone acetonide, polymyxin b sulfate, and neomycin sulfate here in the usa?
No difference: The same 3 agents are available under the same names. ...Read more
Yees.: Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Many: There are numerous bacterial species which are sensitive to these antibiotics. ...Read more
Is ok: I generally use a silver dressing.Get a more detailed answer ›
After my toddler heals do I need to get all the neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) entirely off?
Yes: I don't know what your toddler is healing from, but prolonged contact to the neomycin in the neosporin can lead to allergic reactions in the future. So, yes, removing any unneeded cream is a good idea as is using it sparingly to begin with. Plain vaseline or aquaphor will often help heal wounds as well as neosporin without any risk and is what i recommend to my patients post skin surgery. ...Read more
Yes: The neosporin may help prevent infection. However, if the area is very red and warm, then you should be seen. ...Read more
Is it ok to use vaseline and/or neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) to help treat my skin?
Yes you can!: It is ok to use vaseline to keep the skin moisturized and healthy. However, neosporin is used only if there is evidence of infection. Frequent use of neosporin can lead to development of allergy. ...Read more
Used bandaid with polymyxin b sulfate &bacitracin on a cut finger in 1st trimester. Also cooked food using that bandaid. Can it pose risk to baby?
I wear dry liners and sometimes get irritation in the groin area, is it ok to use neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) in this area?
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