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Is Bacitracin The Same As Neosporin
Toothpaste: The answer is no.Get a more detailed answer ›
After extensive cryotherapy in the perianal area, is it ok to use polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin)?
Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin): It should be.Get a more detailed answer ›
Probably okay: There is a special version of Mupirocin (one trade name is bactroban) which is designed for the nose. That version is an ointment which generally is less irritating to the mucosal surface of the nose. The cream can probably work in a pinch, but might be irritating so is not recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When using bactroban nasal ointment, is it necessary to use the entire contents in the tube? Is it ok if some of the ointment is left in the tube?
Yes: The amount used will depend upon the size of the area treated and the duration of use. ...Read more
What is the difference between Bacitin and Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) for treating nostril infection?
Oral versus topical: Hello TPinton, Bacitin is a trade name for Bacitracin. Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) is trade name for neosporin. Both are topical anti-bacterial ointments. If you have a nostril infection, then Canada's drug regulators do not approve of Bacitin for use inside the body: for external use only!. Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) reads "do not use inside the nose unless directed by your physician" ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is neosporin or polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) safe to use for cuts and scrapes in pregnancy? If not, an alternative ointment?
Neosporin is available in both a cream and ointment. They both have the same ingredients. What is the difference between these two preparations?
Cream vs ointment: In some instances, the potency is higher in ointment as opposed to cream ( some steroid preparations) but in general, it is a matter of personal preference which you prefer to use and where it is being put. ...Read more
Is there a difference between neosporin ointment and polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment?
Can I use bactroban/mupirocin nasal ointment on SKIN wounds? Are the ingridients of the skin cream and nasal ointment the same?
Don't see any harm: Don't see any harm in trying to use the same cream...as long as wound is small and without any complications ...Read more
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