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Neosporin Cream Allergy In Children
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...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
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
Yes: The neosporin may help prevent infection. However, if the area is very red and warm, then you should be seen. ...Read more
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
I wear dry liners and sometimes get irritation in the groin area, is it ok to use neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) in this area?
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
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'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?
Few days to a week: It will likely go away after a week. ...Read more
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
I have a severe SULFA allergy & a wound with stitches in need of antibiotic ointment. Is it safe to use neosporin?
Yes: Yes Neosporin is not sulfa based.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can my child who has an allergy (hives) to polymixin b sulfate/trimethoprim opthalmic drops do fine with neosporin?
Prob. Not: Both contain polymyxin b, which might be causing the reaction. I would try something else. ...Read more
Where can I get a patch test for neomycin allergy? I want the shingles vaccine but had a bad reaction to neosporin plus 10 years ago.
Neosporin: Discuss with a dermatologist trained in allergic reactions- neosporin has many reactions. ...Read more
Yes: That should be fine for smaller second degree burns. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
I got perscribed bactroban (mupirocin) cream but they are not stocking them anymore till next year, would neosporin work on a popped cyst?
Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) would: Work.Get a more detailed answer ›
Over the last month or two my butt crack has become dry and cracked. Not sure of the reason/what kind of cream to use. Neosporin hasn't helped.?
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
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
I want to put antibiotic cream (neosporin, bacitracin) on earring hole to help infection go away but will it clog it?
Wont clog it but: First is it infected or just inflamed? If infected oral antibiotics will be much better. See dr. ...Read more
Can I use neosporin (pain relief cream) on sunburn on my nose? I was in the sun for about three days from 10 am till 9:30 pm constantly re applying.
Yes: Yes. No problem. If becomes irritated or red, discontinue ...Read more
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?
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