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Have 1 Stitch On Top Of My Nose Can I Put Neosporin
Surgery almost 2 weeks ago. Dissolvable stitches. On one end, stitch is sticking out. Abt size of pinky nail. I put neosporin near area. Wht do I do?
R/O CELLULITIS: Cellulitis is a superficial skin infection that can be caused after an abrasion or rupture of a boil. Keep the area clean and apply topical antibiotics. Seek prompt evaluation for potential need of oral antibiotics/X-ray /labs. F/U with your doctor if symptoms persist or worsen, oral antibiotics may be needed. ...Read more
I had a mediport put in 5 wks ago. Only 1 stitch above the skin, and now tore, string is just sticking out. Should I be putting neosporin or a band aid on it and/or cut the string?
Mediport: I had a mediport put in 5 wks ago. Only 1 stitch above the skin, and now tore, string is just sticking out. Should I be putting neosporin or a band aid on it and/or cut the string? ANS: you do not want to have this done again. Call your Dr, now. ...Read more
My son has stitches. Dr told me if the surgical tape fell off then just put neosporin on it. All I have is bacitracin. Will that be ok to use?
Mgt: The ointment can be used until you buy Neosporin since your PCP recommended this ointment. ...Read more
My nose raw from blowing too much. Now its dark & looks bad. Kinda hurts. Put neosporin on it. Anything 2make it heal faster? Could it go away in 5 days?
My daughter (16m) got a cut on the crown of her nose. I put a little Neosporin for kids on it. Will it help with scarring like the original kind does?
Yes: Also add a light topical moisturizer so the area does not crack or dry out ...Read more
Yes it is: Petrolatum (vaseline) is also ok.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 more
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?
Check it out: Many issues could be causing this. I would have your doc check it out. ...Read more
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?
Rod placed in leg and stitches have dried black blood 1.5weeks after. Used neosporin and covered it. Why does it look so nasty?
Wash: Neosporin is a good topical antibiotic, but it is not what you need here. Unless the wound looks infected (red, hot, painful, draining fluid/pus) there is no need to use an antibiotic. If you do see these changes you should see a doctor. In general for stitches: wash with soap and warm water, pat dry, loose adhesive bandage, avoid submersion/excessive moisture. ...Read more
My 20 year old son got 5 stitches on his upper check. Should he apply Vaseline or neosporin to the site? Also they told him 5-7 days for suture remov
Vaseline: Large studies of ointments on sutures indicate no benefit from neosporin or bacitracin. They fail to prevent infection. They are common sensitizers, among the most common things causing allergic reactions. Throw them away. Lubricate the wound with vaseline or Aquaphor and rinse with water twice a day. ...Read more
I've rubbed my nose raw from wiping and blowing it from a cold. I've been putting neosporin under my nose for two days. Am I going to get lipid pneumo?
I got six stitches on my ring finger tip and two on middle finger tip. Can I get it wet? Should I use neosporin? Should I keep it covered?
Neosporin: + keep it dry and open to air unless you work with your hands, then keep it covered. ...Read more
My stitches were removed+ the doc said there's no infection. I showered and it got a lil soft and opened slightly+ is this ok? I have neosporin on it.
Throw away neosporin: Comparative studies show that sutured wounds heal better with vaseline (or aquaphor) than with neosporin or Bacitracin or any antibiotic. Also avoid peroxide, alcohol, iodine as these interfere with wound healing. You do not indicate the site or nature of the surgery, nor the degree of skin separation. I routinely use bioclusive membrane to strengthen a recent incision. Water is probably good fo. ...Read more
Can I use neosporin (pain relief cream) on sunburn on my nose? I was in the sun for about three days from 10 am till 9:30 pm constantly re applying.
Yes: Yes. No problem. If becomes irritated or red, discontinue ...Read more
I have stitches on my upper eyebrow. To reduce the change of too much scarring and infection what type of neosporin should I use? Or A and D ointment
Neospiirin ointment!: It is better than the cream at keeping moisture out. A&D, little benefit. ...Read more
Is ok: I generally use a silver dressing.Get a more detailed answer ›
I received 1 stitch after a mole removal. My dr wasn't clear on aftercare. Should I use Neosporin and bandage the wound along w/ cleaning w/ soap & H2O?
I have an itchy rash on my leg 1 week after punch biopsy around the wound. What can I do? Dr said to use neosporin and bandaid until stitches come out
The itchy rash: May be an allergy to the bandaid or the ointment. See your dermatologist again for correct diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
Scab on inside of left nostril. Been there for a month. Causing swelling on the outside if my nose. Will normal cleaning and neosporin help it?
May be: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor as persistent of a scab for a month is not usual. ...Read more
Small pimple on nose grows to large open scab 2 times now. Both left side different places. What could it be? Leaves scar behind after neosporin.
Got bit by a dog &busted open lip. Have 3 stitches & lip is severely swollen. Any aftercare besides ice & neosporin to minimize pain & cosmetic damage?
Normal healing: It will take time to heal. Just prevent infection. ...Read more
Painful scab inside the nose NOT from lupus or herpes? How to treat, when to see Dr? Neosporin ok?
4 DAYS NEOSPORIN: GIVE IT ONLY 4 DAYS IF NO IMPROVEMENT SEE ENT DOCTOR. DONOT TRY TO PEEL IT OFF YOURSELF ...Read more
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