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I put neosporin on a cut and I am having an allergic reaction. What else can I use?

I put neosporin on a cut and I am having an allergic reaction. What else can I use?

Check options: Next trip to drug store / walmart / supermarket, look at antibiotic ointment options. Should be polymixin or Bacitracin options-but read label, many are combinations that contain neosporin as well. ...Read more

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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

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Is it safe to put neosporin on a cut on your vagina??

Is it safe to put neosporin on a cut on your vagina??

Yes: Yes. The only downside is that rarely allergic reactions to neosporin may occur, but on the upside, it may help the area heal faster with less risk of infection. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use hydrogen peroxide and neosporin on a cut when you are on blood thinners?

Is it safe to use hydrogen peroxide and neosporin on a cut when you are on blood thinners?

Yes, but poor choice: Neosporin has Bacitracin and neomycin in it.; many people are allergic to both of those products. Peroxide is good for cleaning wounds and killing bacteria. Neosporin does kill bacteria, however, if you develop a rash on neosporin, then stop that topical. None of these topicals affect blood thinners. ...Read more

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Is it normal for me to get lightheaded and it itch when I use neosporin on a cut on my arm ?

Is it normal for me to get lightheaded and it itch when I use neosporin on a cut on my arm ?

Possible: You could be getting lightheaded from a vasovagal response. This caused the heart rate to slow to a point that the head doesn't get enough blood flow. Vasovagal responses often occur with noxious stimuli, including blood draws, dealing with wounds, or severe pain. I've also found that the neomycin in neosporin can cause a chemical irritation and also allergic reactions in some people. ...Read more

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Does using neosporin on a cut reduce my chances of a bacterial infection?

Does using neosporin on a cut reduce my chances of a bacterial infection?

Yes: Neosporin has neomycin (kills fungus) and Bacitracin (kills bacteria) in it. Both, however can cause rashes, and you may need to take oral antibiotics if you are already infected. See a doctor if you have questions. ...Read more

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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

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Can you tell me how long does it take neosporin to heal a cut?

Can you tell me how long does it take neosporin to heal a cut?

Neosporin: Neosporin does almost nothing more than plain Vaseline does to heal wounds, namely it moisturizes the wound which helps to heal the skin. ...Read more

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Should you put neosporin on a lip cut?

Should you put neosporin on a lip cut?

Lip wound care: Lacerations or sutured wounds can have topical antibiotics like neosporin or Bacitracin applied as long as the person does not have allergies to the products being used. The frequency of use is usually three times per day to prevent the site from drying or dessicating. ...Read more

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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

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How does neosporin work on cuts?

How does neosporin work on cuts?

Yes: For minor lacerations it is fine to use. ...Read more

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Does neosporin heal cuts faster?

Does neosporin heal cuts faster?

Protects: It only protects against infections during the healing process, which is natural. ...Read more

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Is it normal for neosporin to cause pain around a cut?

Is it normal for neosporin to cause pain around a cut?

It is possible: Some people develop an allergy to neosporin. It is a triple antibiotic, and something called neomycin which is one of the antibiotics can cause allergies. If the wound worsens after using neosporin, best to switch to polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or bacitracin. If still not responding, there may be an infection that requires stronger treatment, so see physician. ...Read more

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Can neosporin help vaginal cuts?

This is not : Recommended because it can cause you to become sensitive to the medication. ...Read more

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Will neosporin heal cuts faster? Please help me docs!

Will neosporin heal cuts faster? Please help me docs!

Neosporin: Neosporin has 3 antibiotics in it - use can lead to allergy in some. So consider selecting a different antibiotic ointment to help. ...Read more

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If a cut is already infected, should I keep using neosporin?

If a cut is already infected, should I keep using neosporin?

It won't help: Neosporin may help preventing a small/superficial cut from infection, but once infected, epscially in deep wounds, it won't do much at all. The infected wound may need to be drained/cleansed and an oral antibiotic is likely needed. I would keep wound dry/clean and consult doc as soon as possible to minimize the wound from getting worse--infection may get to your blood stream(very bad). Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a wide cut a third of an inch long. Will vaseline or neosporin help?

Neosporin: Vasoline won't help but neosporin can help by helping prevent infection. Where on the body is the cut? ...Read more

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Do you think I should use neosporin on a few cuts about the size of nickels?

Do you think I should use neosporin on a few cuts about the size of nickels?

Probably unnecessary: If the cuts are clean and were produced by a non-contaminated object, then you probably need to just keep them clean and observe them to see if infection occurs. The neosporin will probably not matter for most cuts and scrapes. ...Read more

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I have a small cut on my foreskin, should i put neosporin on it, and how long will it take to heal?

I have a small cut on my foreskin, should i put neosporin on it, and how long will it take to heal?

Good idea: Neosporin unless allergic to it will help the cut Eac peson is different but it should heal within a week If it gets worse follow up with provider ...Read more

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