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Is polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or calendula ointment better?

Is polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or calendula ointment better?

For what problem?: Without knowing what you're treating, it's hard to say which would be "better." polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) contains synthetic antibiotics, Bacitracin and polymyxin. Calendula ointment is from the marigold plant, calendula officinalis. It's been traditionally used in minor skin wounds: skin infections, burns, bee stings, sunburn, warts, etc. Most research comes from animal studies. http://tinyurl.com/lapg2kq. ...Read more

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Are both bacitracin ointment & bacitracin zinc ointment the same?

Are both bacitracin ointment & bacitracin zinc ointment the same?

Yes: Bacitracin is an effective topical antibiotic. Bacitracin zinc is a salt of the compound that is usually added to neomycin and polymixin b to form the triple antibiotic, neosporin. ...Read more

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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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Does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) ointment cure acne?

Does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) ointment cure acne?

Maybe.: Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is zinc oxide, which has two principle purposes. It is very effective as a moisture barrier (hence used on a baby's bottom to prevent diaper rash) and as en effective sun block. There is some evidence that it results in a reduction in the production of sebum, the oil produced by our sebaceous skin glands. Therefore it may play a role in the treatment of acne. Check with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is aquaphor a aquaphilic ointment?

Is aquaphor a aquaphilic ointment?

Yes: Aquaphor is an excellent moisturizer that can be used by infants, children and adults. It is similar to vaseline, but is thicker. If you are allergic to wool you should not use it, since lanolin is in it. ...Read more

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Neosporin ointment available in asia?

Neosporin ointment available in asia?

Triple antibiotic: Neosporin may be available in asia, it really doesn't matter. Just look for a topical ointment that contains all three ingredients found in neosporin. These are neomcin, bacitacin, and polymyxin b. ...Read more

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Is neosporin ointment comedogenic? Used for pimples.

Is neosporin ointment comedogenic? Used for pimples.

Neosporin: Neosporin ointment is petrolatum based and quite oily. Long term use on the skin is probably unwise and could exacerbate acne. Rather, a cleanser that can eliminate excess oil without drying the skin too much is what would be preferred to treat acne. ...Read more

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Can I use tricinolone steroid cream & neosporin antibacterial together?

Can I use tricinolone steroid cream & neosporin antibacterial together?

Yes: These can be used together with the steroid cream applied first. This is often done if rashes such as eczema are secondarily infected. However, bactroban (mupirocin) ointment is a better choice than neosporin due to the lower risk of allergic contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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Can silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream cure ringworm?

Can silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream cure ringworm?

NO: Get an antifungal. There are several creams available without prescription. The generics are not expensive. They include miconazole, clotrimazole, ketoconazole, terbinafine. The most effective is oral terbinafine. Many skin disorders may look like "ring worm" but are not caused by fungus. If you fail to respond to this treatment you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Will desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) diaper rash cream clog pores?

Will desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) diaper rash cream clog pores?

No: Not ever had that happen.I also like a&d ointment, boudreaux's butt paste, calendula...As options. ...Read more

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Is aquaphor healing ointment good for acne-rosacea skin?

Is aquaphor healing ointment good for acne-rosacea skin?

Not really: Is really an emollient-good for dry skin and diapoer rashes. Roseacea need Rx for metronidazole gel and an exmination by a physician. ...Read more

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Fluocinonide ointment treat a boil?

Fluocinonide ointment treat a boil?

No: The only thing that treats a boil is drainage. The pus has to come out. Nothing applied to the skin will help. ...Read more

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Can you use silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream on eczema?

Can you use silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream on eczema?

Yes: Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream is useful as an antibiotic and occlusive agent. The occlusion will help eczema. Eczema is helped greatly by not drying the skin and by moisture. Some additives such as fragrances and formaldehyde (in dryer sheets) can worsen eczema. ...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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Does cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) cream help poison ivy?

Does cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) cream help poison ivy?

Probably so: Cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) is a combination of a steroid and a topical antibiotic. The steroid is probably the component that is doing the most for your reaction. I would avoid the topical antibiotic unless there is truly a bacterial infection that needs to be treated. The antibiotic portion carries the risk of an allergic reaction and can confound the clinical picture. ...Read more

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Can I use bactroban (mupirocin) ointment for vaginal itching?

Can I use bactroban (mupirocin) ointment for vaginal itching?

Vaginal itch: Bactroban (mupirocin) is an antibacterial ointment. it is not likely to help with vaginal itching. Yeast infections are the most common causes and over the counter yeast creams are readily available at any pharmacy. If that does not work you will need an exam to determine the cause and treatment ...Read more