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What is the definition or description of: Bacitracin ointment allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Bacitracin ointment allergy?

Bacitracin allergy: Allergic reactions occur when your body produces antibodies to substances /allergens that are often harmless to other people. Bacitracin is an antibiotic ointment. The most common allergic responses are contact dermatitis with redness & itching of skin. Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Can I buy bacitracin ointment otc?

Can I buy bacitracin ointment otc?

Yes: Over the counter Bacitracin ointment is available without a prescription. Read more

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Where will I get bacitracin ointment?

Where will I get bacitracin ointment?

BACITRACIN OINTMENT: Bacitracin ointment is in every drug store. You do not need a prescription. Read more

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Can a bacitracin ointment work on a fungai infection?

Can a bacitracin ointment work on a fungai infection?

No: Bacitracin is an antibiotic ointment which helps prevent staph and strep and other bacterial infections but does not help with fungal infections. Topical antifungals such as Clotrimazole and ketoconazole help with fungal infections. Read more

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Wound to finger which required 3 stitches (stitches now removed for over a week)have used Bacitracin ointment on wound for 14 days - is this safe?

Wound to finger which required 3 stitches (stitches now removed for over a week)have used Bacitracin ointment on wound for 14 days - is this safe?

No: Bacitracin does not prevent or treat skin infections. It is useless. It is a common sensitizer, causing allergic reactions. Studies comparing it to vaseline or Aquaphor reveal that wounds heal better with vaseline. Same is true for Neosporin and triple antibiotic. Read more

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Who should not use bacitracin ointment?

Bacitracin ointment: "This product should not be used in patients with a history of hypersensitivity to Bacitracin." See: http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/bacitracin. Html Read more

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Does bacitracin ointment need prescription?

BACITRACIN OINTMENT: No. Bacitracin ointment is over-the-counter.

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What happens if children swallow bacitracin ointment.?

What happens if children swallow bacitracin ointment.?

Nothing: Usually nothing would happen. Not going to cause significant trouble. Read more

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Are both bacitracin ointment & bacitracin zinc ointment the same?

Are both bacitracin ointment & bacitracin zinc ointment the same?

Yes: Bacitracin is an effective topical antibiotic. Bacitracin zinc is a salt of the compound that is usually added to neomycin and polymixin b to form the triple antibiotic, neosporin. Read more

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Will bacitracin ointment help my earlobe infection?

Will bacitracin ointment help my earlobe infection?

Bactroban (mupirocin): Bactorban has good coverage for streptococcal/staphylococcal infections including methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus. Topical treatmet with bactroban (mupirocin) at times is not sufficient and may require oral/systemic antibiotics. Read more

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Can bacitracin ointment heal genital herpes?

Can bacitracin ointment heal genital herpes?

No: Bacitracin is an antibiotic effective against some bacteria. Herpes is a virus, and Bacitracin has no activity against it. Read more

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Can bacitracin ointment heal genital herpes lesions?

No: Bacitracin is used to treat bacterial skin infections. Genital herpes is caused by the herpes virus, which is treated with antiviral medications. Read more

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What is bacitracin ointment used for?

Bacitracin: To prevent minor skin infections caused by small cuts, scrapes or burns. It is an antibiotic ointment. Read more

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Can bacitracin ointment heal a genital herpes lesion?

No: Bacitracin is active against bacteria, herpes is a viral infection. There are other medications that help in controlling genital herpes. Read more

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Leg cellulitis.......used bacitracin ointment on gauze pads and wrapped in ace bandage for 3 days with little improvement Starting taking 300 mg cib?

Leg cellulitis.......used bacitracin ointment on gauze pads and wrapped in ace bandage for 3 days with little improvement Starting taking 300 mg cib?

What is "cib"?: How do you know you have cellulitis? Most diagnoses of leg cellulitis are not correct. Stasis dermatitis is much more common. This is a sad but common error. If you have cellulitis, or any other cause for red & swollen leg, bacitracin is useless. In fact it frequently causes allergic reactions which make it worse. See a dermatologist. Read more

Bacitracin Ointment Allergy (Definition)

Allergic reactions occur when your body produces antibodies to substances /allergens that are often harmless to other people. Bacitracin is an antibiotic ointment. The most common allergic responses are contact dermatitis with redness ...Read more


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Bacitracin Ointment (Definition)

Bacitracin ointment is a topical anti-fungus agent which is a kind of anti-fungal ...Read more