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Can You Put Neosporin In Your Eye
Pink eye: Not if otc medicaton. Only use eye care provider prescribed meds near, around or in the eyes. ...Read more
No: Topical neosporin is not formulated for use in or around the eye. The "eye version" of neosporin is used to treat bacterial infections. "pink eye" is a viral infection. Antibiotics are useless to treat or shorten the length of time someone has pink eye. In addition, a significant number if people are allergic to the "eye version" of neosporin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so eye drops, including antibiotics, are usually not effective. Viral conjunctivitis tends to run it's course in 7-10 days. It can be very contagious, spreading from one eye to the other or to other people. Hand washing is essential. To be certain it is not a more serious bacterial or fungal infection, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My bf developed a cut/abrasion underneath his glans/head of his penis. He put neosporin and it healed. But last night it opened up again. What to do?
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
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?
Wash eye with water: Wash your eyes with fresh water. But why were you using Neosporin topical ointment. It is prescribed for infection and usually does not need to be cleaned as after you stop using it washes out with normal tear production. But you can wash your eyes with preferable distilled water ...Read more
NO: Unless you are talking about neosporin ophthalmic ointment, regular neosporin is not for use in the eyes. Even on skin, neosporin and mycitracin are triple antibiotic ointments that can stimulate an allergic reaction in as many as 10% of the population with continued use. Then you look like there's an infection, and end up using even more, which simply makes the wound look worse. For eye, see md. ...Read more
Not advisible: Ingredients in neosporin can cause an allergic reaction in the eye. Also, the formulation is designed for the skin not the eye so it will burn. There are much more effective and generically available ointments, see your eye doctor. Besides which, before being evaluated, you cannot be sure the problem is even bacterial. ...Read more
Yes: Swelling and any discoloration of the eyelid skin will usually go completely away after stopping the medication that you were allergic to. It may take several weeks, but be patient. ...Read more
One eye started crusty in the corner. I have been using neosporin. Area is red. I think it is getting worse. Can you help me? I do not have medical I
Stop neosporin: You may be developing a reaction to the neosporin ointment & you should stop using it. Moreover, it's not ophthalmic quality, & shouldn't be used on eyelids anyway. Try warm compresses & eyelid/eyelash cleansing with dilute baby shampoo twice daily. You can obtain a self help YouTube video tutorial (http://youtu. Be/KjTNnuy) on the net to help with the process If no help after several days, c MD. ...Read more
Is neosporin bad for your face? Can it help minor acne issues? Can it also help reduce rincles under your eyes?
Other uses: Neosporin is a good antibiotic for cuts and scrapes. It has no effect on acne which is deeper in the tissues and the drug cannot get to the infected areas. It also will not have any effect on wrinkles or facial blemishes. Consult a dermatologist for a better solution to these problems. ...Read more
Can I stop iteye problem by just using a tiny bit of neosporin antibiotic ointment in my eye and rubbing some around my eye?
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