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Doctor insights on: Neosporin Dosage

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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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Can you put neosporin on a bugbite?

Yes: Neosporin is an effective antibiotic and if there is concern that a bug bite might be infected, then that is a reasonable choice. Few bugbites are infectious although some from ticks and mosquitoes can transmit disease. ...Read more

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Ok to apply neosporin to child's bugbite?

Ok to apply neosporin to child's bugbite?

Yes: It is okay as long as the child is old enough not to mouth the area. ...Read more

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How to heal something the fastest? Neosporin?

How to heal something the fastest? Neosporin?

Vaseline.: I know it sounds too simple but there was actually a study performed that compared neosporin with plain vaseline petroleum jelly to determine wound healing time and also risk of infection. Vaseline was actually just as good as neosporin. Also, a side note is that neosporin and polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) can produce an allergic contact reaction in some people! ...Read more

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Is neosporin good to heal a scrape on your face?

Is neosporin good to heal a scrape on your face?

Not the best choice.: Neomycin the major ingredient is a common cause of sensitivity rashes and is rarely recommended by skin specialists. A better choice is bacitracin. ...Read more

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Can I use neosporin instead of baccitin for my son?

Can I use neosporin instead of baccitin for my son?

Neosporin/Bacitracin: Both are very good antibiotics available Over the counter. What's the diagnosis/reason for use ? ...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 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