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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Neosporin Cream (Overview)

Neosporin cream is an ocular anti-bacterial which is a kind of eye-affecting drug.


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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

Dr. Patricia Foster
17 doctors shared insights

Neosporin Cream (Overview)

Neosporin cream is an ocular anti-bacterial which is a kind of eye-affecting drug.


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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 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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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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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?

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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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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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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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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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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Im 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

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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

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Neomycin And Polymyxin B (Definition)

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