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What is the best triple antibiotic ointment?

What is the best triple antibiotic ointment?

See below: The least expensive one that cures/prevents an infection. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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I have two 1 inch length wounds about 1, too 2 centameters deep what's the best to use iodine or antibiotic ointment?

I have two 1 inch length wounds about 1, too 2 centameters deep what's the best to use iodine or antibiotic ointment?

Superfast healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing and antibiotic ointment changed every other day and protected from trauma. ...Read more

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What kind of antibiotic ointment for cut inside my nose?

What kind of antibiotic ointment for cut inside my nose?

Those lesion: The most important thing is to verify the diagnosis. Many lesions grow at the entrance to or inside the nose which need to be diagnosed by dermatologist or your nose and throat person. See one of the above and have a diagnosis made and then get advice for the exact problem. ...Read more

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Offered friend antibiotic ointment for cut, but they refused and said it can sometimes cause more bacteria. Is this true or myth?

Offered friend antibiotic ointment for cut, but they refused and said it can sometimes cause more bacteria. Is this true or myth?

Antibiotic Usage: Yes, inappropriate or overuse of antibiotics, internally or on the skin can lead to antibiotic resistance and overgrowth of resistant bacteria. I recommend following the directions on any antibiotic cream of prescription exactly and only use antibiotics when clinically indicated. ...Read more

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I cut my wrist really bad about four days ago and now I have a green looking skin in the center of the wound. I've been using antibiotic ointment?

I cut my wrist really bad about four days ago and now I have a green looking skin in the center of the wound. I've been using antibiotic ointment?

A doctor should look: At this promptly. If you have already seen a doctor about it I suggest contacting their office for instructions. If you have not seen a doctor, it sounds like now is good time to have it checked. You may need to have the wound cleaned out and dressed by a professional, or you may need other medical treatment. Also, if you have not had a tetanus vaccine in the last 6 years, it's time. Take care! ...Read more

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I have a sulfa allergy and typically have a bad reaction anytime I use any antibiotic ointment. What would be the best for a slightly infected i?

I have a sulfa allergy and typically have a bad reaction anytime I use any antibiotic ointment. What would be the best for a slightly infected i?

Eye antibiotics: Other than sulfa, antibiotics for eye infection include erythromycin eye ointment and tobramycin eye drops. There should be no cross reaction with your sulfa allergy. ...Read more

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Could possible topical antibiotic ointment cause swelling and redness and pain to penis tissue if applied for a cut on penis n?

Could possible topical antibiotic ointment cause swelling and redness and pain to penis tissue if applied for a cut on penis n?

Penile Abrasions: No. An ointment is not causing your abrasions. But, it may be killing off the good bacteria and allowing the bad bacteria to grow in its place. You have already been told that antibiotic ointment is not to be used. Why are you repeating your question here? That is rude. ...Read more

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Wound from mole excision is infected. Given Keflex. Best to let wound dry out or keep covered with an antibiotic ointment?

Wound from mole excision is infected. Given Keflex. Best to let wound dry out or keep covered with an antibiotic ointment?

Either OK: Go with what your health care provider says. They have been most closely associated with your condition. ...Read more

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I cut my foot on a rusty rod and used peroxide on the cut later that night. If I keep using peroxide, antibiotic ointment, &band aids, can I get Tetanus?

I cut my foot on a rusty rod and used peroxide on the cut later that night. If I keep using peroxide, antibiotic ointment, &band aids, can I get Tetanus?

Maybe, maybe not: It only takes an opening in the skin and a few tetanus spores to begin the infectious process that may lead to tetanus. Your work to clean and sanitize the area is a great first step, and may protect you. However, tetanus is quite nasty and a simple booster provides protection for 10 years. If you can't remember your last tetanus shot, get one. You mav have received one around 10-12 years of age. ...Read more

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What's best way to clean out my belly button it had liquid my abdominal is numb dr said I will be ok it's not red been applying antibiotic ointment?

What's best way to clean out my belly button it had liquid my abdominal is numb dr said I will be ok it's not red been applying antibiotic ointment?

Clean Belly Button: 1
cleanse the area around your navel with a gentle, antibacterial soap. "innie" belly buttons may require the use of a cotton swab to thoroughly remove built-up dirt, dead skin cells and oil.
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towel-dry your belly button. Be sure not to leave it damp since candida (yeast) thrives in moist conditions.
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dip a cotton swab into astringent. Sweep it softly around the outside of your navel. ...Read more

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My 3 1/2 yr old bit me on the face during a tantrum and his two front teeth broke the skin causing two very tiny cuts~ other than cleaning the area, using an antibiotic ointment and watching for infection ect~ is it necessary to get a tetnus shot~ I curr

My 3 1/2 yr old bit me on the face during a tantrum and his two front teeth broke the skin causing two very tiny cuts~ other than cleaning the area, using an antibiotic ointment and watching for infection ect~ is it necessary to get a tetnus shot~ I curr

A: A tetanus vaccine is not necessary if you have had one in the past ten years. If the area is clear and you do not have any signs of infection then you should be fine. If not see a doctor for appropriate treatment.
Also make sure your son knows that biting under any circumstances is not ok, and an appropriate punishment is a time out for approximately 3.5 minutes (this is based on his age). Talk to your son and make sure he understands it is not ok to hurt someone with hitting or biting. If the behavior persists or worsens discuss this with his pediatrician.
Take care. ...Read more

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Can I use antibiotic ointment on baby?

Can I use antibiotic ointment on baby?

Depends: If there is any infection yes, but for all other reasons not really helpful. ...Read more

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Does expired antibiotic ointment work?

Does expired antibiotic ointment work?

Call: Ask your medical doctor as you want what will work best for your problem and not allow the infection to get worse. ...Read more

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What's an all-purpose antibiotic ointment?

What's an all-purpose antibiotic ointment?

Marketing: These are mostly over the counter products usually containing several antibiotics to get a broad coverage. They are in face useful and will cover a wide range of bacterial invaders to the body. Marketing adds the term "all-purpose" so you will purchase the product for any type of skin condition. A persistent lesion should be seen by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why must I avoid eyes while using an antibiotic ointment?

Why must I avoid eyes while using an antibiotic ointment?

Untested in eyes: I am guessing that you are using an antibiotic ointment for some skin problem on the face. Many products for the skin have not been tested on the eyes and the medical liability attorneys will tell the pharm company making the product to state on the label, not for eye use 'do not get in eyes'. The eyes can tolerate a little of many of these things so avoid the eyes but do not be obsessive. ...Read more

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Is using antibiotic ointment for inside my nose ok?

Is using antibiotic ointment for inside my nose ok?

Antibiotic ointment: Hello, I recommend using an antibiotic called mupiricin within your nose. This medication has the indication to be used inside. It is an ointment that your doctor needs to prescribe for you. If you use the otc brands, your nose could develop an inflammation worse than the infection you are treating. ...Read more

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Should I put antibiotic ointment on a scratched mole?

Should I put antibiotic ointment on a scratched mole?

Moist Healing is Fas: When you have a scratch on the skin, whether a mole is involved or not, applying an antibiotic ointment or vaseline at least six times a day will help it heal faster. Once the skin is healed, protect it with sunscrenn until the red/pink color fades. ...Read more

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So using antibiotic ointment for inside my nose is ok?

In general yes: I frequently have my patients use antibiotic ointment in their nose. I just don't like them to use antibiotic appointments that contained neomycin. Neomycin sometimes can cause sensitivity and allergic reactions. ...Read more

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Please explain what does a "triple antibiotic ointment" do?

Please explain what does a "triple antibiotic ointment" do?

Antibacterial: The "Triple" part of the name refers to the fact that the ointment contains three active ingredients: bacitracin, polymyxin, and neomycin. Other antibiotic ointments may have just bacitracin or bacitracin with polymyxin. About 10% of people are allergic to neomycin, so they should avoid products with neomycin if they need an antibiotic ointment for a skin infection. ...Read more

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How long to apply antibiotic ointment to dissolvable sutures?

How long to apply antibiotic ointment to dissolvable sutures?

7-10 days: Call your doctor however after 7-10 days of healing you will be fine unless you notice infection or tissue not healthy. ...Read more

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Suspected insect bites wound that would not heal despite applying antibiotic ointment, Fusidum for a couple of weeks.

Suspected insect bites wound that would not heal despite applying antibiotic ointment, Fusidum for a couple of weeks.

Fusidium?: Fusidium is a genus of fungus. If there are lesions on the skin that are not clearing up, usually it is advised to see a medical provider to get the areas checked. ...Read more

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Will an antibiotic ointment help a boil that has not entirely bursted?

Will an antibiotic ointment help a boil that has not entirely bursted?

Maybe, maybe not: External applications of abx ointments can help stop the spread of the boils germs once it empties, but is unligely to get inside the boil and kill the germs. Appling moist heat to the area often brings the boil to a point it will drain and then heal. Keep the area clean and it should heal well. If you have multiple boils or they recur frequently, oral meds may be needed to eliminate the source. ...Read more

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How good is to apply bnt antibiotic ointment to a diabetic ulser..?

Almost worthless: These are usually pressure related over areas that have diminished sensation and blood supply. When they become secondarily infected they will respond only to a combo of surgical debridement and systemic antibiotics. Unfortunately they often lead to amputation. ...Read more

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Antibiotic ointment in nose, is that okay?

Antibiotic ointment in nose, is that okay?

Yes.: Nasal Mupirocin is the drug of choice to eliminate MRSA carried in the nose. ...Read more

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Is neomycin antibiotic ointment for tattoo bad?

Antibiotics: In general any topical antibiotic will work fine, but some do have ingredients that can cause allergic reactions. ...Read more

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Is antibiotic ointment good for pimple in nose?

Possibly: If you can get the ointment on it then it may heal faster. It certainly can't hurt to try. These things do eventually heal on their own though. ...Read more

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Which is the safest eye antibiotic ointment during pregnancy?

Erythromycin: You can check with your gynecologist, but I think this white mint is considered safe in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can antibiotic ointment help media otitis?

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No: Otitis media often requires oral or occasionally injectable antibiotics treatment, especially in children 2 years and under. ...Read more

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Safe to use triple antibiotic ointment on my skin?

Where else?: Antibiotic ointment is specifically manufactured to be used on skin, so I hope it's safe! ...Read more

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Can you use antibiotic ointment while taking valtrex (valacyclovir)?

Yes, BUT: There is no benefit to such use. Mupirocin is good for impetigo. Otc antibiotic ointments are of no benefit. Valtrex (valacyclovir) is generally used for 1 or 2 doses for herpes. No antibiotic helps herpes. ...Read more

Dr. Jonathan Levin
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Antibiotic Ointment (Definition)

Antibiotic ointment is a topical ...Read more