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Weeping rash that keeps running. Not from food or poison ivy. I used neosporin and clotrimazole antifungal cream but nothing works. Its behind my knee?

Weeping rash that keeps running. Not from food or poison ivy. I used neosporin and clotrimazole antifungal cream but nothing works. Its behind my knee?

Please see your derm: The most likely cause is eczema, which causes very itchy skin that can get infected. It may require a topical steroid to clear. If it is infected, it may need an antibiotic also. Please get checked by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can I use tricinolone steroid cream & neosporin antibacterial together?

Can I use tricinolone steroid cream & neosporin antibacterial together?

Yes: These can be used together with the steroid cream applied first. This is often done if rashes such as eczema are secondarily infected. However, bactroban (mupirocin) ointment is a better choice than neosporin due to the lower risk of allergic contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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I'm not sure, but should over-the-counter antibiotic creams such as neosporin be outlawed?

I'm not sure, but should over-the-counter antibiotic creams such as neosporin be outlawed?

I don't think so: These antibiotic ointments should be used sparingly and under certain circumstances, usually in deeper cuts and abrasions. I don't think they should be outlawed because they can be very beneficial if used properly. Not every cut needs a band aid and neosporin. If anything they should discontinue the sale of antibacterial soaps. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if neosporin is an antiseptic cream?

Can someone tell me if neosporin is an antiseptic cream?

No: An antiseptic cream such as savlon when used in superficial cut or injury will reduce or prevent an infection. Neosporin treat an infection. ...Read more

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Will putting neosporin (pain relief white cream) on a roach bite help it, or make it worse?

Will putting neosporin (pain relief white cream) on a roach bite help it, or make it worse?

Not worst: It is ok to use the topical medicine but the nmost important thing avoid scratching but that could lead to infection
if noticed increase pain or sign of infection go and see a doctor ...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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My son had a tick bite. I had to carefully remove it. Head and all and put alcohol to clean, neosporin and itch cream will it be ok?

My son had a tick bite. I had to carefully remove it. Head and all and put alcohol to clean, neosporin and itch cream will it be ok?

Simple Care: When our protective skin is injured/opened, then the delicate internal environment is exposed to the harsh external environment. Covering it with a clean dressing is the way to go changing it every other day or so. Avoid scratching. Anti-itch creams help. Also, stay away from peroxide, alcohol, betadine, hibiclens, bleach solutions and other irritating things. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a big cut on my leg and I have put savlon antiseptic cream on it, and I wanted to know if it was the same as neosporin?

What do you recommend if I have a big cut on my leg and I have put savlon antiseptic cream on it, and I wanted to know if it was the same as neosporin?

No: Main component of savlon is cetrimide which is an antiseptic. On the other hand neosporin is an antibiotic which is effective against infection. Savlon protects against infection. Neosporin treat infection. You cannot substitute savlon with neosporin. Use of savlon will reduce the changes of infection and use of neosporin. ...Read more

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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

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What cream can I use for anal fissure? Neosporin? Does it cause antibiotic resistance?

What cream can I use for anal fissure? Neosporin? Does it cause antibiotic resistance?

Not Neosporin!: Neosporin has not been found useful in treating anal fissures. A surprising cream that does seem to help heal anal fissures is Nitroglycerin! This medication is used for treating angina but it has also been found to relax the anal sphincter and also increase blood flow to the fissure which aids in healing. See your doctor or a proctologist for this - it is not an over the counter medication. ...Read more

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What is a stronger topical antibiotic cream than those used in Neosporin for ulcerative wound care.

What is a stronger topical antibiotic cream than those used in Neosporin for ulcerative wound care.

Wrong question: NO antibiotic is useful for wound care. Neosporin is useless. Studies of surgical wounds comparing antibiotics to vaseline or Aquaphor showed no benefit from bacitracin or neosporin. Use of topical antibiotics caused allergic reactions, impaired wound healing, and promoted emergence of resistant bacteria such as MRSA. Care of a wound is determined by its location and size and cause. ...Read more

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Does using hc 2.5 % cream thin the skin of hemorrhoids, allowing them to pop and get infected? Will neosporin help heal it if applied inside/around?

Does using hc 2.5 % cream thin the skin of hemorrhoids, allowing them to pop and get infected? Will neosporin help heal it if applied inside/around?

No: Topical steroids used long term can thin the skin around the anus but won't damage the hemorrhoid. Actually I never use these creams because they don't really do anything that time and avoidance of constipation with fiber doesn't do better. ...Read more

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I have a small itchy patch on the neck. Been using OTC Neosporin eczema cream past couple months whenever it is very itchy. No relief.?

I have a small itchy patch on the neck. Been using OTC Neosporin eczema cream past couple months whenever it is very itchy. No relief.?

Need to see your MD: As you might need prescription strength medicines, after good history and physical examination, goodluck ...Read more

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Is neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) good for cuts and scrapes?

Is neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) good for cuts and scrapes?

It's okay: No antibiotic is as helpful as cleaning the wound well with soap and water and then keeping it clean. Some people become allergic to the neomycin; you may prefer a bacitracin-only preparation. ...Read more

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After my toddler heals do I need to get all the neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) entirely off?

After my toddler heals do I need to get all the neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) entirely off?

Yes: I don't know what your toddler is healing from, but prolonged contact to the neomycin in the neosporin can lead to allergic reactions in the future. So, yes, removing any unneeded cream is a good idea as is using it sparingly to begin with. Plain vaseline or aquaphor will often help heal wounds as well as neosporin without any risk and is what I recommend to my patients post skin surgery. ...Read more

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Can I use neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) for a bite on my arm?

Can I use neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) for a bite on my arm?

Yes: The neosporin may help prevent infection. However, if the area is very red and warm, then you should be seen. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use vaseline and/or neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) to help treat my skin?

Is it ok to use vaseline and/or neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) to help treat my skin?

Yes you can!: It is ok to use vaseline to keep the skin moisturized and healthy. However, neosporin is used only if there is evidence of infection. Frequent use of neosporin can lead to development of allergy. ...Read more

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I accidentally applied neosporin instead of diaper rash cream on daughter's vagina will this hurt her?

I accidentally applied neosporin instead of diaper rash cream on daughter's vagina will this hurt her?

Doubtful: Some kids can have an intolerance or allergic reaction to anything you put on their skin, especially in sensitive areas. Luckily that is rare in infants and to that medication. In the future if you want to do a trial for skin sensitivity, you can put a small amt on the pad of a bandaid, apply it to a clear skin site like the back & check it over the next day. No break out, no sensitivity ...Read more

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Is neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) as effective for infections as reguloar neosporin?

Yes: This only comes in a topical form, either ointment or cream and should not be taken any other way. It is a combination of bacitracin, neomycin and polymyxin b, each of which can have severe toxicity if taken internally. ...Read more

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Red irritated itchy arm pit. I used antifungal and Neosporin, nothing worked. White vinegar bath soothed. Why would that be?

Itchy arm pit: It may be Tinea with a secondary allergic contact dermatitis from Neosporin. Consider stopping the Neosporin and vist a Dermatologist who may prescribe an appropriate medication for your skin condition. ...Read more

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I had a scab, which is removed now and it shows pink skin do I put neosporin on it or aloe vera cream. Is this a scar? How can I prevent it to scar

I had a scab, which is removed now and it shows pink skin do I put neosporin on it or aloe vera cream. Is this a scar? How can I prevent it to scar

Leave it alone: I don't know how severe or large your skin injury was, or where it is on your body. But your skin was/is trying to heal itself underneath the scab, and you removed it before it could do that completely. All new skin is pink, whether or not it's going to scar. It may continue healing ; resolve. Don't use an antibiotic (including ointment) unless it looks infected (oozing pus, swollen, etc.). ...Read more

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Can I use neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) for a dog bite on my forearm?

Can I use neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) for a dog bite on my forearm?

Depends: If it's just a minor, superficial cut, then probably yes. If a larger gash or bleeding, see a doctor to get it evaluated and stitched. All of this also depends on the dog not having rabies. If you don't know the dog, you need to get evaluated by a doctor and have the dog examined. ...Read more

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2 month old has diarreah frequent wiping caused redness and some bleeding on skin. Can I use neosporin and desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream)?

2 month old has diarreah frequent wiping caused redness and some bleeding on skin. Can I use neosporin and desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream)?

Do not need: Antibiotics. Diarrhea cause the skin to be sensitive and irritated from the acid. Neutralize it with maalox suspension (this is an antacid taken orally) but in this case, I want you to apply it on the diaper areas where it is irritated. It will soothe the area and heals irritation in no time. Continue using your diaper rash cream/ ointment as usual. See md if with yeast infection. Need rx. ...Read more

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Red patch of dry skin on upper eyelid right below eyebrow. Has been there for a month now, won't go away. Have used neosporin and eczema creams?

Red patch of dry skin on upper eyelid right below eyebrow. Has been there for a month now, won't go away. Have used neosporin and eczema creams?

Try vaseline: Stop using neosporin. Try just simple vaseline or aquaphor. Might need a steroid cream - see primary care physician or dermatologist for recommendation. ...Read more

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Neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) on acne - helps decrease scarring?

Neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) on acne - helps decrease scarring?

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

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Can a girl use neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) for acne?

Can a girl use neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) for acne?

No: Neosporin will not help acne. It may even make it worse. It is also a common cause of allergic eruptions -so throw it away. ...Read more

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My pierced left earlobe hole is infected. Will my acne cream/gel, respectively, benzamycin and retin-A work, or is neosporin strong enough?

My pierced left earlobe hole is infected. Will my acne cream/gel, respectively, benzamycin and retin-A work, or is neosporin strong enough?

See dermatologist: This may be a reaction to something applied to it, maybe not infection. DOES IT ITCH?? Throw away the neosporin. It is not only useless against infection, it is one of the most common things people are allergic to. ...Read more

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I have poison sumac on my face. Are the correct steps to put neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) on the rash and bandage it?

I have poison sumac on my face. Are the correct steps to put neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) on the rash and bandage it?

No: Poison sumac is a contact/allergic dermatitis. Best to use cortisone cream, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth, and leave it open. Bandaging it will increase local heat which will increase itchiness. Be sure it is sumac by consulting your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant. My belly button is sore from an older piercing. I used neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) on it. Is that ok? Will it hurt preg?

Better: It would be better if you saw your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. Neosporin will not hurt pregnancy. ...Read more