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Doctor insights on: Neosporin For Bug Bites

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Can you put neosporin on infected bug bites?

Can you put neosporin on infected bug bites?

Bug Drug: Neosporin may help but can frequently cause a contact allergy itself. Bacitracin alone may be a safer choice. Bug bites vary depending on the insect. Many bites or stings can cause allergic reactions that may respond better to steroids such as Hydrocortisone or a stronger prescription strength. Likewise some can result in serious tissue infection that may require systemic antibiotics. ...Read more

Insect Bites (Definition)

Insect bites are from mosquitos, spiders, flies, ticks, and other species that use their mandibles (jaws) to attach to a person or other animal. They can then suck blood out of their "prey" and leave saliva proteins that cause itching and swelling. Other insect species, like bees, yellow jackets, wasps, hornets and fire ants actually inject venom into their prey and can not only cause localized pain and swelling, but severe, acute allergic reactions in ...Read more


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Can you use neosporin eczema on bug bites ?

Can you use neosporin eczema on bug bites ?

Yes: But it works only if the site if infected. ...Read more

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Does neosporin work well for bug bites?

Does neosporin work well for bug bites?

If infected: Neosporin contains 2 antibiotics; neomycin and polymixin b and some contain bacitracin. This products can help with minor skin infections including those caused by an insect bite. Be cautious with use as neomycin is a common cause of allergic contact dermatitis and Bacitracin can cause allergic reactions. ...Read more

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How to get rid of infected bug bites? Is neosporin strong enough, or must I see the doc?

How to get rid of infected bug bites?  Is neosporin strong enough, or must I see the doc?

Don't wait too long: If you have bug bites and they are worsening, painful, draining pus -they could in fact be infected. I would see a doctor if the neosporin is not helping. Letting something as seemingly simples as bug bites get bad enough to cause infection is unwise. Have it checked out. It should be simple to treat. ...Read more

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Can you use neosporin on insect bites?

Can you use neosporin on insect bites?

Acceptable: Most insect bites need nothing more that keeping clean. If the bites have been excoriated (scratched) the risk of infection rises and antibiotic ointment (e.g., neosporin) can be a part of risk management to reduce chances of infection. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use neosporin to treat insect bites?

Is it okay to use neosporin to treat insect bites?

Sure, but....: It won't hurt anything, but it won't do much. Taking benedryl is better. Ice, topical anesthetics and calalmine lotion on the bite itself can also help. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if neosporin is good for insect bites?

Depends: Neosporin may be effective if you develop cellulitis or infection after a insect bite ...Read more

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I have a bug bite for more than 3 weeks, but it still not heal. It releases a lot of yellow fluid and it's kind of itchy. I only applied neosporin.

I have a bug bite for more than 3 weeks, but it still not heal. It releases a lot of yellow fluid and it's kind of itchy. I only applied neosporin.

?secondary infection: Sounds like your first bite might have got a secondary infection, maybe a staph species, and need an oral antibiotic to clear up. ...Read more

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I got bit on my abs by some bug, it grew pus. Put neosporin, popped it. Went away, but feels like a marble is still there. New one coming back, why?

I got bit on my abs by some bug, it grew pus. Put neosporin, popped it. Went  away, but feels like a marble is still there. New one coming back, why?

Start over: How do you know a "bug" is responsible? Did you see and feel it? Neosporin did not "pop" it. The neosporin had no effect on the behavior of this. If it annoys you, see a dermatologist for a better diagnosis and definitive therapy based on that. ...Read more

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I have a bug bite on my leg. It's turned into a little hole with lots of water-stuff coming out. Use hydrocortisone? Neosporin?

I have a bug bite on my leg. It's turned into a little hole with lots of water-stuff coming out. Use hydrocortisone? Neosporin?

See doctor: If the bite is getting better and there is no pus , redness, or tenderness, just let it be (certainly no hydrocortisone, Neosporin perhaps). If it involves an area larger than a nickel and is getting worse, see doctor especially if the drainage turns green or brown. ...Read more

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Should i put neosporin on an insect bite?

Should i put neosporin on an insect bite?

Ointments on bites: Insect or spider bites rarely result in infection. Using an antibiotic ointment probably won't prevent an infection. However, an ointment of any kind on the surface may help decrease pain as some bites feel worse when exposed to air. ...Read more

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Will putting neosporin (pain relief white cream) on a roach bite help it, or make it worse?

Will putting neosporin (pain relief white cream) on a roach bite help it, or make it worse?

Not worst: it is ok to use the topical medicine but the nmost important thing avoid scratching but that could lead to infection
if noticed increase pain or sign of infection go and see a doctor ...Read more

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I think I have a spider or horse fly bite from beach stay. I scratched, now tender. How long does it last? How to tell what it is? Using neosporin.

I think I have a spider or horse fly bite from beach stay. I scratched, now tender. How long does it last? How to tell what it is? Using neosporin.

About 1 week: Watch for any signs of infection. It the site is getting bigger, is warm or tender, or if there is any drainage have it checked. Keeping it clean and using polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) is great. All the best. ...Read more

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I've had a bump on my back for 2 months.It's like something bit me or could be hair follicle.Neosporin reduced it but no completely.

I've had a bump on my back for 2 months.It's like something bit me or could be hair follicle.Neosporin reduced it but no completely.

Bump: Any lesion not healing should be evaluated by a Dermatologist for further evaluation, from what you are describing, however it sounds like you may have a cyst which may have developed. A Dermatologist, however can confirm this for you. ...Read more

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My dachshund bit me yesterday on my finger... It's a little red where he bit me and some swelling. Yesterday did neosporin and bandage it up?

My dachshund bit me yesterday on my finger... It's a little red where he bit me and some swelling. Yesterday did neosporin and bandage it up?

Good start but: The biggest issue would be whether or not your dog had his shots and if the redness is worsening. It's best to have it looked at if the redness and swelling are worsening or if your dog is not vaccinated against rabies. ...Read more

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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?

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