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Neomycin Bacitracin And Polymyxin B Medication
It wont help or hurt: "styes" is a layman's term for blocked oil glands in the eyelid. Most all will resolve completely with time and warm compresses. If they do not resolve in a reasonable period of time, an ophthalmologist can easily incise and drain them leading to quick resolution. This triple antibiotic should not hurt anything(if not allergic), but won't help either as these are not bacterial in origin. ...Read more
My nose is burning I am using Neosporin ointment. Sir how often I can use in a day contains neomycin polymyxin bsulfate bacitracin zinc ophthalmic?
2-3 times: 2-3 times a day would be the recommended dose. ...Read more
Moist warm compress: 24 y/o female asks if bacitracin zinc and polymyxin b sulfate ophthalmic ointment work for eye stye? Not recommended. The best management/ treatment for stye is to apply warm compress/ moist warm clean wash cloth on the affected eye for 5 to 10 minutes 2 or 3 times a day and at bed time. This usually helps to unblock the gland (sweat or oil) which blockage caused the stye in the first instance. ...Read more
What is the equivalent for fluocinolone acetonide, polymyxin b sulfate, and neomycin sulfate here in the usa?
No difference: The same 3 agents are available under the same names. ...Read more
Yees.: Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
For what problem?: Without knowing what you're treating, it's hard to say which would be "better." polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) contains synthetic antibiotics, Bacitracin and polymyxin. Calendula ointment is from the marigold plant, calendula officinalis. It's been traditionally used in minor skin wounds: skin infections, burns, bee stings, sunburn, warts, etc. Most research comes from animal studies. http://tinyurl.com/lapg2kq. ...Read more
Should I take my ring out clean everything put polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) on the wound and then put the ring back in?
If your Piercing has: become infected, you want to take it out and see a doctor, hospital ED, or walk in clinic to have the infection treated. Allow the piercing to close and give the site a few months to heal completely before having the piercing redone. If you try to continue the ring will never allow the infection to clear and you risk spreading infection and the scarring and sloughing of the tissue in that area. ...Read more
First degree?: It does not matter how the burn occurred, but the depth and magnitude of the burn. If it's a first degree burn, polysporin is fine. If it is a more severe second degree burn or a large area, best you see a doc for prescription medicine like silvadene, (silver sulfadiazine) which is better coverage for bacteria that are likely to complicate burn healing. Keep areas clean, but don't overdo it and cause more irritation. ...Read more
Yes: You clean a wound before you do anything else to it except atop excess bleeing. ...Read more
Healing: No. They may prevent infection. But they do nothing to cause nature to change the way it heals a wound in your body. ...Read more
You need a Rx: Depends on the type of infection you are treating. For staph, an rx ointment can be used. ...Read more
Is there a difference between neosporin ointment and polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment?
I have read lots on this, but is it really that dangerous to use polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) inside the nostrils?
I mistakenly put compound w gel on a wound with stitches instead of polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin). What can I do now?
I have been putting polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) on a burn for the past 3-4 days. Just realized it expired in 2007/2008. Is this in any way dangerous?
I cut myself w the end of a possibly soiled knife. Idk how deep the wound is, tiny hole. Washed w soap, added polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin). Anything else I should do?
Tdap Booster: I would agree that you should continue to apply antibiotic ointment, and keep the puncture wound clean. IF an infection were to occur, you would begin to notice redness or your skin, warmth, selling, and tenderness usually within 48 hours of the puncture. If you do not recall when you last has a Tetanus shot/booster, you should get one of these. Tetanus shot is abbreviated as either Td or Tdap ...Read more
In the U.S., yes: Might be different in other countries, but in the U.S., the answer is yes, you need a prescription. There are many causes of eye irritation and you really don't want to be putting antibiotic drops in your eyes unless infection is truly the cause of your problem. Don't take a chance with your vision! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: There are numerous bacterial species which are sensitive to these antibiotics. ...Read more
Is ok: I generally use a silver dressing.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can do better: No one needs to have bad acne or acne scarring in this day and age. I start folks on cheap topical Clindamycin which usually works; if that fails, cheap systemic tetracycline (kept mine under control for 25 years). A dermatologist can offer you even more potent retinoic acid-related meds, especially if it's cystic acne. You have a choice. ...Read more
See below: Usually this is prescribed for either 7 or 10 days---talk to your prescribing and see how long he wants you to take it. ...Read more
For a second-degree: ... Burn, keep the wound clean and apply a topical antibiotic ointment (e.g., polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) bacitracin, neosporin, triple-antibiotic ointment). Also be sure to get good nutrition so that you have all the necessary building blocks for wound healing. If the wound is not healing soon (i.e., in 1 to 2 weeks), or if it seems like it is getting infected, seek formal medical attention. ...Read more
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 ›
I don't have polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or neosporin or anything to put on before the band aid. Is there anything else that would work?
I experienced a cat bite yesterday. The site is red and slightly swollen. What should I do other than applying Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin)?
Cat bite: Cat bites are very serious and cause a generalized skin infection which if untreated will cause the blood to become infected. Treatment of systemic infection can require intravenous antibiotic therapy and possibly hospitalization. SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY to get started on the appropriate antibiotics to prevent extension of the infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I use polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) on clitoral area? Vigorous stimulation has caused pain and likely small cuts morning after. How can I heal this?
I have a scrape on my face for 1 week now and it hasn't healed yet. It doesn't hurt but itches bad, what should I do? Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) made it worse
Allergy to polyspori: Allergies to antibiotics applied to skin wounds is common. Bacitracin, neosporin, polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin), (bacitracin and polymyxin) triple antibiotic are all common sensitizers. They are also useless. Also avoid peroxide, alcohol, iodine, tea tree oil, and all herbal or "natural" products. WATER is helpful. You can lubricate with vaseline or Aquaphor. When you stop polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) it should stop itching and heal in 5- 10 days. ...Read more
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