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

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

Neosporin reaction: The term "allergy" refers to an itchy inflammation that occurs with the use of Neosporin. The actual ingredient inducing this response is neomycin, which can also be found in other medications...so it's impt to become a label-reader. The reaction is usually some degree of erythema (redness), possibly papules (bumps) and edema or swelling. The reaction is present only where product is applied. ...Read more

Neosporin Ointment Allergy (Definition)

The term "allergy" refers to an itchy inflammation that occurs with the use of Neosporin. The actual ingredient inducing this response is neomycin, which can also be found in other medications...so it's impt to become a label-reader. The reaction is usually some degree of erythema (redness), possibly papules (bumps) and edema or swelling. The reaction is present only ...Read more


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Can you use neosporin ointment to treat phimosos instead of using steroids?

Can you use neosporin ointment to treat phimosos instead of using steroids?

Depends: The most common cause of phimosis is recurrent infection/inflammation and this is usually fungal in this area. I find best results with combined anti fungal and steroid cream. In rare instances neosporin could benefit. ...Read more

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Neosporin ointment available in asia?

Neosporin ointment available in asia?

Triple antibiotic: Neosporin may be available in asia, it really doesn't matter. Just look for a topical ointment that contains all three ingredients found in neosporin. These are neomcin, bacitacin, and polymyxin b. ...Read more

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What's the difference between neosporin ointment and gel?

Gels & ointments: Gels are ideal for areas that a person would find embarrassing to put a noticeable ointment because of their quick absorption. Ointments have staying power and can deliver medicine over an extended period to an afflicted area. Both are equally effective in alleviating discomfort. ...Read more

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I use neosporin ointment instead of lipbalm when my lips are really chapped and it works. Is this ok to do?

I use neosporin ointment instead of lipbalm when my lips are really chapped and it works. Is this ok to do?

Neomycin: Neosporin contains bacitracin, polymyxin and neomycin. Neomycin is a common allergan so many people react with a contact allergy dermatitis to neosporin. I would recommend using aquaphor lip ointment instead as it almost never causes a problem. ...Read more

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Is neosporin ointment comedogenic? Used for pimples.

Is neosporin ointment comedogenic? Used for pimples.

Neosporin: Neosporin ointment is petrolatum based and quite oily. Long term use on the skin is probably unwise and could exacerbate acne. Rather, a cleanser that can eliminate excess oil without drying the skin too much is what would be preferred to treat acne. ...Read more

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What type of uses w/ neosporin ointment?

What type of uses w/ neosporin ointment?

Antibiotic ointment: Used for minor skin injury like a scrape after a fall or a shallow cut. Helps disinfect the area and decreases healing time. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between neosporin ointment and polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment?

Is there a difference between neosporin ointment and polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment?

Neosporin xpolyspori: There is a difference, neosporin is one antibiotic ointment. Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) is antibiotic but, is a mixture of few antibiotic products. ...Read more

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Should I pop my blister, it's very big, and if so can I apply neosporin ointment after because I have no alcohol.

Should I pop my blister, it's very big, and if so can I apply neosporin ointment after because I have no alcohol.

No: Blister is a way for the body to heal the underlying area. Better to determine why the blister occurred and prevent the irritating cause. Popping a blister opens the body to infection, and this can make things a lot worse, especially if it is a viral blister, as this may spread the blistering.
Better to, protect it. ...Read more

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I'm 9 weeks pregnant can I use neosporin ointment on cuts at the edge of my lip they are very painful. ..iv applied petroleum jelly but it's of no use?

I'm 9 weeks pregnant can I use neosporin ointment on cuts at the edge of my lip they are very painful. ..iv applied petroleum jelly but it's of no use?

Yes: Yes, you can use neosporin, but why do you have the cuts? Are they blisters? If so, you may need to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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How do I treat a partly healed second degree burn? My husband burned the back of his hands with a sedilien torch a couple weeks ago. We've been treating it with neosporin ointment. It still stings and itches him. What else can I do?

How do I treat a partly healed second degree burn? My husband burned the back of his hands with a sedilien torch a couple weeks ago. We've been treating it with neosporin ointment. It still stings and itches him. What else can I do?

Since: Since the burns involve his hands, you should probably have a doctor look at him. The itching can be part of normal healing, but the stinging is concerning. In the meantime, I've listed some basic burn information below.

There are three burn classifications which will help you know what to do.

1) first degree burn: usually just redness swelling and pain. Unless it involves large areas of the hands, face, groin, feet, buttocks, or major joint, you can treat the area as a minor burn. If the burn does involve the areas listed, you should call your doctor or go to the emergency room. First degree burns may have discoloration of the skin for a few months, but do not usually lead to permanent scars.

2) second degree burn: pain, redness, swelling and blistering. As long as the burn is less than 3 inches wide and doesn't involve the body parts listed above, you can treat it as a minor burn. (it sounds as if your daughter has a small 2nd degree burn) you should call your doctor or go to the emergency room if the burn is larger than 3 inches or involves the body parts listed above.

3) third degree burn: is the most serious and the area may not hurt (from nerve damage) and can appear either black or white and dry. This needs emergent medical attention and you should call 911 or go to the emergency room.

Treatment of minor burns:
1) cool the burn by running it under cold water for 10-15 minutes or applying cold compresses (do not use ice).

2) cover the burn loosely with a gauze

3) take an NSAID such as Ibuprofen for treatment of inflammation and pain relief.

4) do not apply butter or ointments. Do not pop any blisters.

5) keep area clean and dry. Watch for sign and symptoms of infection such as increased redness, swelling, drainage, pain or fever.

6) once the burn has healed completely, the best way to avoid scarring is to keep the area out of the sun for the next 6-12 months. Sun avoidance is the single most effective way to avoid scarring.

Call your doctor with any questions. ...Read more

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How long. Does it takefor a neosporin allergy to go away?

How long. Does it takefor a neosporin allergy to go away?

Few days to a week: It will likely go away after a week. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Neosporin cream allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Neosporin cream allergy?

Neosporin allergy: Neosporin cream (neomycin/polymyxin/pramoxine) is an antibiotic - anesthetic combination for superficial wounds. For potential adverse reactions see: https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/neosporin-pain-relief-cream-side-effects. Html ...Read more

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Neosporin Ointment (Definition)

Neosporin ointment is an ocular anti-bacterial which is a ...Read more