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Can u put neosporin inside the mouth?

Can u put neosporin inside the mouth?

Not recommended: It is meant for minor cuts and scraps on the skin, not in the mouth. If you put it in the mouth, you will swallow most of it. ...Read more

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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My daughter (16m) got a cut on the crown of her nose. I put a little Neosporin for kids on it. Would it harm her if she got it in her eyes or mouth?

My daughter (16m) got a cut on the crown of her nose. I put a little Neosporin for kids on it. Would it harm her if she got it in her eyes or mouth?

Not harmful: Although the package may say that it is recommended for external use only, the antibiotics present in Neosporin can be prescribed orally and the ointment base is similar to chapped lip products and prescription eye ointments. Do have your daughter evaluated for infection if the area becomes red and swollen. ...Read more

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My tooth is broke and it's sharp on site and it has cut my lip on the inside of my mouth and has created a sore now and I have been putting peroxide on it to clean it but it just keeps hurting I'm wondering is it okay to put Neosporin on it?

My tooth is broke and it's sharp on site and it has cut my lip on the inside of my mouth and has created a sore now and I have been putting peroxide on it to clean it but it just keeps hurting I'm wondering is it okay to put Neosporin on it?

Yes: But Bacitracin is safer. You need to get that tooth fixed! Get some dental wax in drug store to dull the sharp edge until you can get it fixed. It will only continue to bite you otherwise. Good luck ...Read more

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Should you put neosporin on a lip cut?

Should you put neosporin on a lip cut?

Lip wound care: Lacerations or sutured wounds can have topical antibiotics like neosporin or Bacitracin applied as long as the person does not have allergies to the products being used. The frequency of use is usually three times per day to prevent the site from drying or dessicating. ...Read more

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I put Neosporin on a cut on my lip and now I have bumps all around the cut?

I put Neosporin on a cut on my lip and now I have bumps all around the cut?

May be skin allergy!: Neosporin is a common OTC skin antibiotic, but it has a moderate incidence of cutaneous (skin) sensitization/ allergy. Cleanse the cut site with clean water, stop using Neosporin, and use a different skin antibiotic, such as Bacitracin. Avoid use of Neosporin in the future! See your family MD if it doesn’t clear up. ...Read more

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The tip of my tongue is extremely sore and I do not know why. I haven't burned it or cut it on anything. Can I put neosporin on it?

The tip of my tongue is extremely sore and I do not know why. I haven't burned it or cut it on anything. Can I put neosporin on it?

No: Neosporin is not meant to be used internally. See your doctor and get something like orabase prescribed if appropriate. All the best. ...Read more

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My son had a tick bite. I had to carefully remove it. Head and all and put alcohol to clean, neosporin and itch cream will it be ok?

My son had a tick bite. I had to carefully remove it. Head and all and put alcohol to clean, neosporin and itch cream will it be ok?

Simple Care: When our protective skin is injured/opened, then the delicate internal environment is exposed to the harsh external environment. Covering it with a clean dressing is the way to go changing it every other day or so. Avoid scratching. Anti-itch creams help. Also, stay away from peroxide, alcohol, betadine, hibiclens, bleach solutions and other irritating things. ...Read more

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Can you put neosporin plus pain relief (pramoxine hydrochloride and polymyxin B sulfate) on penis head for irritation?

Can you put neosporin plus pain relief (pramoxine hydrochloride and polymyxin B sulfate) on penis head for irritation?

Should you: One can of course apply any cream anywhere, however should one do that one may worsen the irritation by treating a symptom instead of a cause. Rather see a doctor who will help with a diagnosis and treat or refer you appropriately. Hope this helps ...Read more

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I have a small red spot, left side of penis head/crown. It seems to get better when I put neosporin on it. Could it simply be an abrasion or an std?

I have a small red spot, left side of penis head/crown. It seems to get better when I put neosporin on it. Could it simply be an abrasion or an std?

Tough to say: Without an exam and testing, it is really impossible to say, but the fact that it improves with antibiotic meds is encouraging for an abrasion like wound. Get checked for the definitive answer. ...Read more

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The corners of my mouth are sore. Is it okay to take neosporin?

The corners of my mouth are sore. Is it okay to take neosporin?

Get Rx from dentist: Sore corners of your mouth is called angular cheilitis and is a fungal infection caused by candida albicans. Your dentist can prescribe a topical antifungal cream to treat this. If this is a chronic problem, the dentist or your medical doctor will need to determine the source of this problem. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with 3 bumps near the corner of my mouth. It has been really dry so I've been using aquaphor and neosporin. What is this?

Neosporin?: Are you using neosporin for the dryness? Unfortunately, neosporin is a common sensitizer and you may be describing a contact drug allergy. This would be more rare with Aquaphor. ...Read more

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Does neosporin speed healing for cold sores at the corner of the mouth?

Does neosporin speed healing for cold sores at the corner of the mouth?

Not usually: Neosporin has antibacterial properties that may prevent a secondary bacterial infection, but herpes viral cold sore infections will not resolve quicker with neosporin. ...Read more

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I burnt my tips on hot tea. Internal mouth blisters. A lot of pain. Been icing. Applied vaseline and neosporin to lips. What to do?

I burnt my tips on hot tea. Internal mouth blisters. A lot of pain. Been icing. Applied vaseline and neosporin to lips. What to do?

Warm salt water: What are your "tips"? Warm salt water or any of the baby teething gels are good to numb it. It will just take some time to heal. ...Read more

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My cold sore in the corner of my mouth has scabbed over & is starting to crack and bleed making the healing process take longer. Will neosporin help?

My cold sore in the corner of my mouth has scabbed over & is starting to crack and bleed making the healing process take longer. Will neosporin help?

Angular cheilitis?: A sore exactly in the corner of the mouth could be oral herpes (cold sore), but more likely is angular cheilitis, a different problem. It's often due to a superficial yeast infection, and antifungal creams may help. Neosporin probably won't help much. See your doctor and take it from there. Good luck! ...Read more

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Over 30 days, cracks corners of mouth, appears white like scar tissue, spreading, small white ulcers, some swelling, been treating with peroxide, abreva, neosporin, chap stix no results

Over 30 days, cracks corners of mouth, appears white like scar tissue, spreading, small white ulcers, some swelling, been treating with peroxide, abreva, neosporin, chap stix no results

No peroxide: I agree with the concern of angular cellulitis however you must stop the peroxide. It has no use and may be causing drying cracking and failure to heal with resultant inflammation. ...Read more

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Can I use neosporin for my lip?

Can I use neosporin for my lip?

Possibly: You can, especially if there is a wound or crack causing bleeding. However, I don't like neosporin on the face because the neomycin in neosporin has been known o cause a chemical dermatitis. Use polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) for this purpose instead. If using it just for chapped lips, just use chapstick or similar... ...Read more

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I scraped the lip is neosporin safe?

I scraped the lip is neosporin safe?

Probably safe: Neosporin is ok in most cases, but a significant amount of people have or develop a neomycin (antibiotic in neosporin) allergy in their life time. Bacitracin or another non-antibiotic Emoliant should be fine. Make sure your tetanus is up to date! Www. Bmednyc. Com drB ...Read more

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Is it okay to apply neosporin on the lip?

NO: Throw it away. Aminoglycoside antibiotics used on skin have not been shown to treat or prevent infections. They are sensitizers, causing allergic reactions. They promote emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. If you have a wound, vaseline or Aquaphor is superior. You forgot to indicate the reason for using it. ...Read more

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I Have a small Non painful bump that somewhat blends into my lip skin, Can I use neosporin for it?

I Have a small Non painful bump that somewhat blends into my lip skin, Can I use neosporin for it?

Uncertain: You did not mention that skin was broken. It may not be related to an infection. Neosporin is for treatment of infections. ...Read more

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A red-shouldered hawk has a nest in my front yard. Today it swooped by me. Its talons scratched my head. It bled a little. I've cleaned it with alcohol and used neosporin. Is that enough? I had a tetanus short four years ago.

A red-shouldered hawk has a nest in my front yard. Today it swooped by me. Its talons scratched my head. It bled a little. I've cleaned it with alcohol and used neosporin. Is that enough? I had a tetanus short four years ago.

I: I was fascinated by your question and so I took some time researching it. (i went to the military medical school where we studied things like this). It is probably better that this was a red-shouldered hawk rather than it's close relative the red tailed hawk. I am not an infectious disease specialist. So, you may need input from one (there is one infectious disease doctor that periodically answers question on avvo. Com). The red tailed hawk can carry sarcocystis which would normally only present a danger to humans if eating uncooked fowl. However there were some reports of infection by bite or scratch. Both the red - shouldered hawk and the red tailed hawk can carry west nile virus. The red shoulder hawk can carry toxoplasma gondii, which is normally only transmitted to humans via eating uncooked fowl. The birds feces can also contain the organisms. So, here is my concern, if the tallons are contaminated by feces- would a scratch be a easy vehicle for human infection.
So, the only thing I can tell you, is that your tetanus shot is up to date. You will need to get input from someone with more knowledge than I have, to see if you are at risk for any of the above mentioned infections. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to apply neosporin to a blister or irritation on the inside of vaginal lip?

Is it possible for you to apply neosporin to a blister or irritation on the inside of vaginal lip?

Neosporin isn't: Usually recommended - because it's use can set you up for drug sensitivity later on. ...Read more

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I have a painful red big-pimple like lump on my upper chest. It has no white head. Neosporin seems to keep the pain away. Whatisit? How do I treat?

I have a painful red big-pimple like lump on my upper chest. It has no white head. Neosporin seems to keep the pain away. Whatisit? How do I treat?

Throw away neosporin: There is no possible benefit of any kind by application of antibiotic to this. You neglected to mention how old it is. Might be acne., inflamed tricholemmal cyst abscess. A Dr can examine this and drain it if indicated. It will heal faster after it drains. ...Read more