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Doctor insights on: Can You Use Neosporin On A Bug Bite On A Penis

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Could putting neosporin on my penis cause irritation to the skin on it if I have sensitive skin there and have that condition all over?

Could putting neosporin on my penis cause irritation to the skin on it if I have sensitive skin there and have that condition all over?

Balanitis: One can be allergic to the neomycin component of neosporin. The other possibility is that whatever you are attempting to treat with the neosporin is fungal and not helped by the antibacterial neosporin. Either way, get examined if it persists. ...Read more

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Is it possible for neosporin to cause a yeast infection on male if applied to penis?

Is it possible for neosporin to cause a yeast infection on male if applied to penis?

Staph: No. But it promotes staph infections since most staph now are resistant to neosporin and this product should be thrown away and never used again. ...Read more

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I had a friction blister on my penis and popped it without thinking. What should I do to treat it? Neosporin?

I had a friction blister on my penis and popped it without thinking. What should I do to treat it? Neosporin?

Vaseline is better: I would avoid activity that would involve more friction with your penis for at least a week. I would recommend applying vaseline or aquaphor ointment daily. Neosporin might be okay, but I have seen many people have an allergic reaction to Neosporin. Also, it's unusual to get a friction blister on the penis. I would recommend having this evaluated by a dermatologist, especially if this recurs. ...Read more

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A friend of mine used neosporin as lube to masturbate and now claims to have itching and burning and pain at the tip of his penis and a rash near tip?

A friend of mine used neosporin as lube to masturbate and now claims to have itching and burning and pain at the tip of his penis and a rash near tip?

Neosporin allergy: Neopsorin contains 3 different antibiotics, and an allergy to any one of them is possible, with an allergy to the neomycin component being the most common. A reaction to the hydrocarbon ointment carrier is also possible, though less likely. The recommendations of dr james lin are appropriate. ...Read more

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Cut the base of penis while shaving 8 days ago. Its now a small bump/lump...How can I get rid of it? Neosporin makes it more red. Should I be worried?

Cut the base of penis while shaving 8 days ago. Its now a small bump/lump...How can I get rid of it? Neosporin makes it more red. Should I be worried?

Throw away neosporin: Bacitracin, neosporin, triple antibiotic do not prevent any infections. But they are common causes of allergic reactions. Throw them away. Rinse gently in the shower. Use vaseline or Aquaphor. Your generation has a nutty fad of shaving genital hair. The rest of us laugh at you. ...Read more

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Yesterday I masturbated and afterwards I noticed a small amount of blood coming from the glans of my penis as if there was a small abrasion or puncture that occured. I cleaned it up and put on neosporin, but it's still irritated today and I can see a cou

Yesterday I masturbated and afterwards I noticed a small amount of blood coming from the glans of my penis as if there was a small abrasion or puncture that occured. I cleaned it up and put on neosporin, but it's still irritated today and I can see a cou

Trauma: Possibly due to trauma. If the irritation persists after a couple of days with or without discharge, please visit your primary doc. Or you could stop masturbating until you are healed; however if after a week it persists, see your doc. ...Read more

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B-friend's penis has a couple red scabs. Neosporin helps, but when penis gets hard, skin expands, the skin cracks. Looks like it is scarred. Thoughts?

B-friend's penis has a couple red scabs. Neosporin helps, but when penis gets hard, skin expands, the skin cracks. Looks like it is scarred. Thoughts?

Change creams: I cannot say if it is scarred or not but I would apply Vaseline or Aquaphor several times a day, and refrain from sex and masturbation until it heals-which will probably be a week. Any trauma to the area will prevent if from healing. ...Read more

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I applied neosporin and triple antibiotic ointment to my penis for an injury and noticed itching and burning there and reddish bumps days later. Why?

Throw them away: These medicated ointments should be thrown away. There are just too many bacteria now resistant to them. Staph bacteria, which is what got reactive on your penis, grow in the site where these ineffective ointments are placed. Stop all otc medicated ointments! ...Read more

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I recently had a scrape on my penis and used neosporin to treat it and now have itching there and inflamed pores that look like pimples but don't pop?

I recently had a scrape on my penis and used neosporin to treat it and now have itching there and inflamed pores that look like pimples but don't pop?

Possiblies: You could either have a reaction to the neosporin producing this problem, or have an infection. A dab of neosporin on the pad of a band aid could be placed on your skin overnight, if red at the site by the next day or sooner, you are allergic to the neosporin. ...Read more

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I'm 17 and I have not had sex yet. I'm wondering if I should see a doctor, I have a red bump on my penis and have been applying neosporin for a week.

I'm 17 and I have not had sex yet. I'm wondering if I should see a doctor, I have a red bump on my penis and have been applying neosporin for a week.

Red bump: It is obvious that you are very disturbed by the red bump on your penis by all the questions you have asked. For peace of mind see your doctor or a urologist for evaluation and possible treatment ...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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I have noticed small bumps or blisters undernith the forskin of my penis it is painful, and a clear dis charge from pee hole I have try cleaning it with peroxide and coating it with neosporin and it did not work but I tryed vagisil and it seems to be work

I have noticed small bumps or blisters undernith the forskin of my penis it is painful, and a clear dis charge from pee hole I have try cleaning it with peroxide and coating it with neosporin and it did not work but I tryed vagisil and it seems to be work

Blisters: Blisters are worrisome on the genitals because they can be caused by the herpes virus. Herpes is sexually transmitted. There are treatment options available. You need to see your doctor for a complete evaluation and testing to get a diagnosis. If it is herpes the lesions will resolve in 5 to 7 days. The bottom line is to see a doctor even if the blisters have resolved, a blood test can be done to make a diagnosis or you may be dealing with something else entirely.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has an abrasion on his penis which is quite painful. He has been using cortizone (hydrocortisone) and neosporin. Anything else he can do for pain?

Stop Cortisone: My god. Yikes. No wonder it is painful. He should stop the cortisone immediately and wash it off as best as he can. ...Read more

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Red spot on penis glans over a month, exam & test for stds, expect STD test to be neg, haven't cut myself, used Monistat & neosporin. What could it be?

Red spot on penis glans over a month, exam & test for stds, expect STD test to be neg, haven't cut myself, used Monistat & neosporin. What could it be?

Here are some. ..: Before doing something to your body, always verify if what you concerned is just some forms of normal variation or something related with resultant effect of some kinds of inflammation or infection which are commonly long-foreskin-related. So, have Doc review a detailed history and take a look at it, and the event significance as well as the direction of care will be evident. So, work closely with ...Read more

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Glan pennis-red patches & white scales-had neosporin h-now mucous like discharge with itchin. I wash it with hot water and use betadine lotion to clean?

Glan pennis-red patches & white scales-had neosporin h-now mucous like discharge with itchin. I wash it with hot water and use betadine lotion to clean?

No, see a Doctor: It does not sound normal, does sound infected, and may be transmissible. You should be evaluated by a doctor--yours, or urologist or county health dept "std clinic" or urgent care. ...Read more

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I have a bug bite for more than 3 weeks, but it still not heal. It releases a lot of yellow fluid and it's kind of itchy. I only applied neosporin.

I have a bug bite for more than 3 weeks, but it still not heal. It releases a lot of yellow fluid and it's kind of itchy. I only applied neosporin.

? secondary infection: Sounds like your first bite might have got a secondary infection, maybe a staph species, and need an oral antibiotic to clear up. ...Read more

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I have a bug bite on my leg. It's turned into a little hole with lots of water-stuff coming out. Use hydrocortisone? Neosporin?

I have a bug bite on my leg. It's turned into a little hole with lots of water-stuff coming out. Use hydrocortisone? Neosporin?

See doctor: If the bite is getting better and there is no pus, redness, or tenderness, just let it be (certainly no hydrocortisone, Neosporin perhaps). If it involves an area larger than a nickel and is getting worse, see doctor especially if the drainage turns green or brown. ...Read more

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Does neosporin work well for bug bites?

Does neosporin work well for bug bites?

If infected: Neosporin contains 2 antibiotics; neomycin and polymixin b and some contain bacitracin. This products can help with minor skin infections including those caused by an insect bite. Be cautious with use as neomycin is a common cause of allergic contact dermatitis and Bacitracin can cause allergic reactions. ...Read more

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Can you use neosporin eczema on bug bites?

Can you use neosporin eczema on bug bites?

Yes: But it works only if the site if infected. ...Read more

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I got bit on my abs by some bug, it grew pus. Put neosporin, popped it. Went away, but feels like a marble is still there. New one coming back, why?

I got bit on my abs by some bug, it grew pus. Put neosporin, popped it. Went away, but feels like a marble is still there. New one coming back, why?

Start over: How do you know a "bug" is responsible? Did you see and feel it? Neosporin did not "pop" it. The neosporin had no effect on the behavior of this. If it annoys you, see a dermatologist for a better diagnosis and definitive therapy based on that. ...Read more

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Should I put neosporin on an insect bite?

Should I put neosporin on an insect bite?

Ointments on bites: Insect or spider bites rarely result in infection. Using an antibiotic ointment probably won't prevent an infection. However, an ointment of any kind on the surface may help decrease pain as some bites feel worse when exposed to air. ...Read more

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Can you put neosporin on infected bug bites?

Can you put neosporin on infected bug bites?

Bug Drug: Neosporin may help but can frequently cause a contact allergy itself. Bacitracin alone may be a safer choice. Bug bites vary depending on the insect. Many bites or stings can cause allergic reactions that may respond better to steroids such as Hydrocortisone or a stronger prescription strength. Likewise some can result in serious tissue infection that may require systemic antibiotics. ...Read more

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How to get rid of infected bug bites? Is neosporin strong enough, or must I see the doc?

How to get rid of infected bug bites? Is neosporin strong enough, or must I see the doc?

Don't wait too long: If you have bug bites and they are worsening, painful, draining pus -they could in fact be infected. I would see a doctor if the neosporin is not helping. Letting something as seemingly simples as bug bites get bad enough to cause infection is unwise. Have it checked out. It should be simple to treat. ...Read more

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What to do for infected insect bite? Warm compresses? Neosporin?

What to do for infected insect bite? Warm compresses? Neosporin?

See your doctor: See your doctor to confirm if it is infected and what medicine you might need for care. ...Read more