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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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Clean knife cut on thumb, will i need stitches?

Clean knife cut on thumb, will i need stitches?

That depends on: Things like the depth of the cut, if there is a problem controlling bleeding and it the laceration keeps bulging open. If you haven't had a tetanus shot in the last 10 years or you don't know then you need a tetanus shot. When in doubt seek medical evaluation. ...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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Would polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) help heal the cuts on my thigh faster?

Would polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) help heal the cuts on my thigh faster?

Healing: No. They may prevent infection. But they do nothing to cause nature to change the way it heals a wound in your body. ...Read more

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Bacitracin and neosporin the same?

Bacitracin and neosporin the same?

No, are different: However both are topical antibiotics ; both have an inert petrolatum (vaseline) base. ...Read more

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Is it good to put neosporin on open wounds?

Is it good to put neosporin on open wounds?

Better Ideas: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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Can i put antibiotic ointment on inner lip stitches?

Can i put antibiotic ointment on inner lip stitches?

For what reason ?: And is the ointment made for intraoral use? Is the wound infected? See your physician if there is a problem with the healing.. The infection would not be on the surface, but in the deeper tissues. ...Read more

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Earlobe stitches, can I use neosporin?

What did the: Treating physician tell you? Neosporin is a triple antibiotic. It's use can increase your sensitivity to any of the antibiotics it contains (especially neomycin). Did you doctor want you to put anything over your stitches? ...Read more

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Does putting neosporin on wounds help?

Does putting neosporin on wounds help?

Depends: If the wound is small, like a scratch, superficial and clean then neosporin is fine. If the wound is large, deep, associated with risk factors for non-healing like ischemia, malnutrition, infection, necrosis then avoid neosporin and go see your doc. ...Read more

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Can I use hydrocortisone or neosporin on yeast infection? I cut myself scratching!

Can I use hydrocortisone or neosporin on yeast infection? I cut myself scratching!

Yeast infection: Hydrocortisone cream might help a bit, but neosporin won't, if it is truly yeast infection, you can try clotrimazole topical OTC , if it doesn't calm down within a day or so, see your doctor , ...Read more

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Open razor cut wound red and moist can I treat it with polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment with bacitracin zinc and gauze ? How do I know it's not infected ? Ty!

Open razor cut wound red and moist can I treat it with polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment with bacitracin zinc and gauze ? How do I know it's not infected ? Ty!

Wound: Yes, you can. The signs of infection - pain, drainage, usually milky white, green or yellow, swelling which is worsening, redness which is worsening or not getting better. If none of those are present, yes, you can go ahead and put an antibiotic ointment and either let it air dry or cover with a dressing (bandade). If the symptoms above are present and it's getting worse, see doc. ...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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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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Can you put polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) on a hot water burn?

Can you put polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) on a hot water burn?

For a second-degree: ... Burn, keep the wound clean and apply a topical antibiotic ointment (e.g., polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) bacitracin, neosporin, triple-antibiotic ointment). Also be sure to get good nutrition so that you have all the necessary building blocks for wound healing. If the wound is not healing soon (i.e., in 1 to 2 weeks), or if it seems like it is getting infected, seek formal medical attention. ...Read more