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Is Dettol Antiseptic Cream Same As Neosporin
NO: Bactroban (mupirocin) is an antibiotic ointment used specifically to treat one kind of bacteria that can be present. Using it risks killing of one kind and letting the others grow rampantly and also the risk of allergic reactions. Antibiotics of any kind should only be used when there is absolute and unquestionable infections caused by a bacteria. Remember, viruses do not get treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
No: They are different compounds but both can be helpful in the correct setting. ...Read more
Depends: Not very lubricating, in fact may be drying so depends upon how much lubrication is needed. ...Read more
Would it harm if neosporin powder is added over bactroban (mupirocin) ointment for skin rashes. How many times should the ointment be applied in a day.thanks..
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
Yes: Yes, but may lead to irritation. Shaving gel better. ...Read more
Is the only difference between antiseptic cream and anti-itch cream a numbing agent? Would it be okay to put on a rug burn as a numbing agent/healing?
Not recommended: As harmless as an antibiotic cream might seem, it is actually absorbed into the skin and the rest of the body. That means different germs 'see' this medication and can generate resistance to it - which may be an issue down the road. (Hopefully never but you can't predict the future). Better to find out what exactly is causing the rash and base your treatment on that. A dermatologist may be of help ...Read more
No: Do not use any medication (whether prescribed or over the counter) in the vagina unless it is specifically stated that it is for that purpose. Please check with your health care provider for the right treatment. ...Read more
No: You should not be using soap in or on your vagina. Soap is for skin, not mucous membranes. ...Read more
Unlikely combination: I don't know of any reported interactions between fucidin cream and the common skin lighteners, which usually use hydroquinone as their active ingredient. But I've never run into a situation where both were used at the same time on the same area of skin. Dark spots are not usually infected, and vice versa. ...Read more
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