Top
30
Doctor insights on: Neosporin Around Eyes

Share
1

1
Applied neosporin near eye for cut, unknowingly infected the skin around eyes from wearing glasses, infection gone but now discolor like black eye?

Applied neosporin near eye for cut, unknowingly infected the skin around eyes from wearing glasses, infection gone but now discolor like black eye?

Time line?: There may have been some pressure as well as the cut which would cause bruising? If it is not resolving or there are signs of infection, see your doctor. Make sure the ointment is for eyes and there is no foreign body present. All the best. ...Read more

2

2
Is it safe to use neosporin on your eyes?

Is it safe to use neosporin on your eyes?

NO: Unless you are talking about neosporin ophthalmic ointment, regular neosporin is not for use in the eyes. Even on skin, neosporin and mycitracin are triple antibiotic ointments that can stimulate an allergic reaction in as many as 10% of the population with continued use. Then you look like there's an infection, and end up using even more, which simply makes the wound look worse. For eye, see md. ...Read more

3

3
Is neosporin bad for your face? Can it help minor acne issues? Can it also help reduce rincles under your eyes?

Is neosporin bad for your face? Can it help minor acne issues? Can it also help reduce rincles under your eyes?

Other uses: Neosporin is a good antibiotic for cuts and scrapes. It has no effect on acne which is deeper in the tissues and the drug cannot get to the infected areas. It also will not have any effect on wrinkles or facial blemishes. Consult a dermatologist for a better solution to these problems. ...Read more

4

4
My daughter (16m) got a cut on the crown of her nose. I put a little Neosporin for kids on it. Would it harm her if she got it in her eyes or mouth?

My daughter (16m) got a cut on the crown of her nose. I put a little Neosporin for kids on it. Would it harm her if she got it in her eyes or mouth?

Not harmful: Although the package may say that it is recommended for external use only, the antibiotics present in Neosporin can be prescribed orally and the ointment base is similar to chapped lip products and prescription eye ointments. Do have your daughter evaluated for infection if the area becomes red and swollen. ...Read more

5

5
I got a cut on my eye can I use Neosporin?

I got a cut on my eye can I use Neosporin?

Probably: I assume you mean around your eye. If its very small and there is no separation of the skin edges (i.e. space between the cut skin, cleaning it and a little neosporin should be fine. ...Read more

6

6
How can I clean neosporin topical from my eye?

How can I clean neosporin topical from my eye?

Wash eye with water: Wash your eyes with fresh water. But why were you using Neosporin topical ointment. It is prescribed for infection and usually does not need to be cleaned as after you stop using it washes out with normal tear production. But you can wash your eyes with preferable distilled water ...Read more

7

7
Could you use neosporin for eye stye?

Could you use neosporin for eye stye?

Yes but. . . .: Neosporin and a variety of other topical antibiotics can be used but none of these will have any effectiveness as the antibiotic will not penetrate. Instead used very warm packs 5 times per day for 5 minutes each application. ...Read more

8

8
Can you use neosporin on a cut or scratched eye?

Can you use neosporin on a cut or scratched eye?

Not advisible: Ingredients in neosporin can cause an allergic reaction in the eye. Also, the formulation is designed for the skin not the eye so it will burn. There are much more effective and generically available ointments, see your eye doctor. Besides which, before being evaluated, you cannot be sure the problem is even bacterial. ...Read more

9

9
If got allegric reacton to neosporin does the dark eye circles go away after I stop using it?

If got allegric reacton to neosporin does the dark eye circles go away after I stop using it?

Yes: Swelling and any discoloration of the eyelid skin will usually go completely away after stopping the medication that you were allergic to. It may take several weeks, but be patient. ...Read more

10

10
One eye started crusty in the corner. I have been using neosporin. Area is red. I think it is getting worse. Can you help me? I do not have medical I

One eye started crusty in the corner. I have been using neosporin. Area is red. I think it is getting worse. Can you help me? I do not have medical I

Stop neosporin: You may be developing a reaction to the neosporin ointment & you should stop using it. Moreover, it's not ophthalmic quality, & shouldn't be used on eyelids anyway. Try warm compresses & eyelid/eyelash cleansing with dilute baby shampoo twice daily. You can obtain a self help YouTube video tutorial (http://youtu. Be/KjTNnuy) on the net to help with the process If no help after several days, c MD. ...Read more

11

11
Do you think I can use neosporin for an eye stye?

Do you think I can use neosporin for an eye stye?

Home treatment: A stye is a bacterial infection of the eyelid (usually staph). Antibiotic drops are not necessary!
Warm compresses will allow the stye to drain very promptly. ...Read more

12

12
Can I put neosporin on a cut near the eye of my 5 wk old?

Can I put neosporin on a cut near the eye of my 5 wk old?

Be careful: Over-the-counter neosporin oinment is formulated for skin, not the eye, so it can be irritating if it gets in the eye. If the cut is close to the eye, see the eye doctor and get a prescription for an ophthalmic antibiotic ointment. ...Read more

13

13
Do you think I should put neosporin in my eye for pink eye?

Do you think I should put neosporin in my eye for pink eye?

No: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so eye drops, including antibiotics, are usually not effective. Viral conjunctivitis tends to run it's course in 7-10 days. It can be very contagious, spreading from one eye to the other or to other people. Hand washing is essential. To be certain it is not a more serious bacterial or fungal infection, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

14

14
Could you put a tiny bit of neosporin in your eye or around your eye to stop pink eye?

Could you put a tiny bit of neosporin in your eye or around your eye to stop pink eye?

Pink eye: Not if otc medicaton. Only use eye care provider prescribed meds near, around or in the eyes. ...Read more

15

15
Can you use neosporin around the eye; it has become raw from rubbing from pink eye?

Can you use neosporin around the eye; it has become raw from rubbing from pink eye?

Pink eye: Yes you can. Keep in mind. Pink eye is a very very contagious viral infection. If your rubbing all the time, your spreading virus all over your hands. And then to everyone around you. You should avoid touching your eyes at all when this happens. ...Read more

16

16
Is it safe to put a tiny bit of neosporin in your eye or around your eye to stop pink eye?

Is it safe to put a tiny bit of neosporin in your eye or around your eye to stop pink eye?

No: Topical neosporin is not formulated for use in or around the eye. The "eye version" of neosporin is used to treat bacterial infections. "pink eye" is a viral infection. Antibiotics are useless to treat or shorten the length of time someone has pink eye. In addition, a significant number if people are allergic to the "eye version" of neosporin. ...Read more

17

17
Can I stop iteye problem by just using a tiny bit of neosporin antibiotic ointment in my eye and rubbing some around my eye?

Can I stop iteye problem by just using a tiny bit of neosporin antibiotic ointment in my eye and rubbing some around my eye?

Lubrication?: You may just have dry eyes requiring artificial tears for relief. If you are really irritated and light sensitive, you may have scratched your cornea. Go see an ophthalmologist to rule our corneal abrasions and foreign objects in the eyes ...Read more

18

18
Can I use neosporin ophthalmic products for pink eye?

Won't help: Neosporin is bacitracin/neomycin.Polymixin which are all antibiotics. Most pink eye is viral. If ekc may need steroids. Should probably see ophthaklomology. ...Read more

19

19
Can I use neosporin around my eye to cure a stye infection?

Stye: Stye in eye is usually a self limiting condition. Usually resolves on its own. Warm compresses may help. There is currently no evidence that neosporin would help, Also you can get the medication inside the eye and cause irritation. If stye does not improve on its own in a week, please kindly see an eye specialist (opthalmologist). ...Read more

20

20
I have eye problem and could I stop it by just using a tiny bit of neosporin antibiotic ointment in my eye and rubbing some around my eye?

I have eye problem and could I stop it by just using a tiny bit of neosporin antibiotic ointment in my eye and rubbing some around my eye?

Neosporin antibiotic ointment: 1st-Antibiotics are for infections. Antibiotics may be for an ''eye problem'' if there is an eye infection. It is not safe to put the wrong chemical/drug into the wrong place, especially the sensitive eye. There are 2 types of neosporin antibiotic ointments. One is for the eyes & is called "ophthalmic" antibiotic. The other is for a cut (for the skin) & is NOT for the eyes. "Problems" need doctors ...Read more

21

21
Is neosporin ophthalmic solution for pink eye?

Is neosporin ophthalmic solution for pink eye?

A/W Dr. Ferguson: Due to potential to develop allergy - Neosporin might not be recommended. ...Read more

22

22
Is neosporin ophthalmic solution a treatment for pink eye?

Usually not: Most pink eye is due to virus and neosporin, an excellent anti-bacterial, will have no effect on classic pink eye. Your ophthalmologist can recommend the best solution for you. ...Read more

23

23
I've got eye stye. My doctor told me that I can use neosporin for a treatment. Which neosporin is she talking about?

I've got eye stye. My doctor told me that I can use neosporin for a treatment. Which neosporin is she talking about?

Use heat: Neosporin will have little or no effect. The best first treatment is to apply very warm soaks five to six times per day for 5 minutes each application. This should get rid of it in 2-4 days, if it persists longer than that, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

24

24
What to do if I have eye stye. My doctor told me that I can use neosporin for a treatment. Which neosporin is she talking about?

Eye drops: I would suggest using warm moist compresses and an antibiotic eye drop such as neosporin. Stand at the sink, get a washcloth good and warm and place it right on the affected area. When it cools, re-warm it. Use the heat for 3-5minutes. Follow this with a drop of the antibiotic. Do it four times a day. If it does not resolve the problem you should see an ophthalmologist. Good luck. ...Read more

26

26
What can cause tingling around eyes?

What can cause tingling around eyes?

Several reasons: If it is around both eyes it is less concerning and it may be related to anxiety, you can see your family md. If it is persistent and around only one eye it could be more serious since the sensory nerves of the eye and the auditory nerve are at the same place in the brain and a tumor their may cause that. If you have hearing loss on that side must see an ENT & an ophthalmologist asap. ...Read more

27

27
How to remove small spots around eyes?

Cannot answer: Describe these better: what do they look like, how long have they been present, are they changing, where are they exactly? ...Read more

28

28
Is prp a cure for dark cicle around eyes?

Is prp a cure for dark cicle around eyes?

No one knows: Prp (platelet rich plasma) is a wonderful treatment for aging skin. I believe there is so much we can do with this product. I am willing to try this for dark circles but if the dark circles are related to allergies, I am sure until the underlying problem is resolved the dark circles will remain. ...Read more

30

30
How to get ride of dark circles around eyes?

How to get ride of dark circles around eyes?

Sleep: Dark circles can form due to lack of sleep or illness. Some liver conditions can also cause dark circles. Some are very benign (gilberts). Some may be more serious. Please talk to your primary medical doctor about this. ...Read more