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Doctor insights on: Neosporin Dosage

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Is bacitracin zinc ointment exactly like neosporin?

Is bacitracin zinc ointment exactly like neosporin?

No: They are different compounds but both can be helpful in the correct setting. ...Read more

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Does expired antibiotic ointment work?

Does expired antibiotic ointment work?

Call: Ask your medical doctor as you want what will work best for your problem and not allow the infection to get worse. ...Read more

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Can you use antibiotic ointment while taking valtrex (valacyclovir)?

Can you use antibiotic ointment while taking valtrex (valacyclovir)?

Yes, BUT: There is no benefit to such use. Mupirocin is good for impetigo. Otc antibiotic ointments are of no benefit. Valtrex (valacyclovir) is generally used for 1 or 2 doses for herpes. No antibiotic helps herpes. ...Read more

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Amoxicllin dosage-is 2000mg daily okay?

Amoxicllin dosage-is 2000mg daily okay?

It depends: This seems like a high dose of amoxicillin, but this can be correct depending on what you are taking it for. The prophylactic dose recommended before dental work for someone with an artificial heart valve is 2000mg x 1 dose prior to procedure. This larger dose can also be used for h. Pylori infections in combination with Flagyl or clindamycin. Check with your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Is Aznoit-D 20gm ^soconazole nitrate 10mg, Diflucortolone valerate 1mg/1gm^ safe to use on scrotum? -it's antifungal cream-

Is Aznoit-D 20gm ^soconazole nitrate 10mg, Diflucortolone valerate 1mg/1gm^ safe to use on scrotum? -it's antifungal cream-

Aznoit-D on scrotum: Antifungal component (isoconazole) shouldn't cause problems, but diflucortolone is potent corticosteroid which should B used VERY sparingly for short time only as may cause thin skin, testicular shrinking, et al. Groin fungus can be managed with antifungal, keeping area dry (change underwear when wet, use antifungal powder spray to help dry), washing briefs/swimwear w/ bleach to kill fungus. ...Read more

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Does cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) cream treat poison ivy?

Does cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) cream treat poison ivy?

It can: Some people have such a mild or no reaction that they need nothing at all. Some people have more itching and cortisone cream can really help but it shouldn't be used more than a week or two. Some people have such a bad reaction they need oral cortisone or even iv! ...Read more

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Can I use bactrin zin mupirocin ointment on a piercing?

Can I use bactrin zin mupirocin ointment on a piercing?

Infections: Some options for treatment of infected piercings include 2 % Mupirocin ointment or oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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It's okay to use bacitracin first aid antibiotic ointment for acne right?

Poor choice: Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated is a more physiologic and sensible approach to preventing new lesions; if you're not clear in two weeks, ask your phyiscian about prescription-strength Rx. ...Read more

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Is neosporin ointment comedogenic? Used for pimples.

Is neosporin ointment comedogenic? Used for pimples.

Neosporin: Neosporin ointment is petrolatum based and quite oily. Long term use on the skin is probably unwise and could exacerbate acne. Rather, a cleanser that can eliminate excess oil without drying the skin too much is what would be preferred to treat acne. ...Read more

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Accidentally swallowed about a drop of polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) original antibiotic cream. Will anything happen to me?

Accidentally swallowed about a drop of polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) original antibiotic cream. Will anything happen to me?

No: But note that this product is probably of no use. It may cause allergic reactions. Thus you should avoid using polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) neosporin, bacitracin, or triple antibiotic on wounds or injuries. Severe allergies have caused a few deaths. If you were that sensitive you would not be asking this question: you would be on the floor. ...Read more

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Is neomycin antibiotic ointment for tattoo bad?

Is neomycin antibiotic ointment for tattoo bad?

Antibiotics: In general any topical antibiotic will work fine, but some do have ingredients that can cause allergic reactions. ...Read more

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Can I use tricinolone steroid cream & neosporin antibacterial together?

Can I use tricinolone steroid cream & neosporin antibacterial together?

Yes: These can be used together with the steroid cream applied first. This is often done if rashes such as eczema are secondarily infected. However, bactroban (mupirocin) ointment is a better choice than neosporin due to the lower risk of allergic contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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Allergic to neosporin and polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) what ointment can I use?

Allergic to neosporin and polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) what ointment can I use?

You need a Rx: Depends on the type of infection you are treating. For staph, an rx ointment can be used. ...Read more

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Is it OK to take PRAZOSIN HCL 5MG with EFFEXOR (venlafaxine) XR 75MG, PENICILLIN VK 500MG, IBUPROFEN 400MG, HYDROXYZINE PAM 50MG VIT, HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 5?

Is it OK to take PRAZOSIN HCL 5MG with EFFEXOR (venlafaxine) XR 75MG, PENICILLIN VK 500MG, IBUPROFEN 400MG, HYDROXYZINE PAM 50MG VIT, HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 5?

Not OK: Haven't we met before over this question? Why is a 17 y.o. taking ALL that medication? What's going on? I assume the Penicillin's temporary? But HYDROCODONE+ Ibuprofen? What type of pains need all that @ your age? Prazosin for.....nightmares? And hydroxyzine for itching or nausea? Obviously, someone thinks you NEED all this but you asked the question & I'm giving an opinion. NOT OK is what I say. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use hydro-cortisone ointment as an antibiotic ointment?

Absolutely not: Steroids have no antimicrobial activity & can actually delay healing or allow opportunistic organisms to invade & infect. Antibiotics are designed to kill or halt the growth of bacteria. ...Read more

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