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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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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

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Does neosporin work for reducing scaring after the wound has been almost healed or completely healed?

Does neosporin work for reducing scaring after the wound has been almost healed or completely healed?

Not directly: Wounds and how they heal is directly related to intrinsic and extrinsic factors. The intrinsic factors that impact healing and scar formation include the depth of the injury (shallow wounds heal with minimal scarring), and your genetics. Extrinsic factors include mostly wound care - wounds that are kept greasy (vaseline) heal way better than those that form scabs and are crusted. ...Read more

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Why does using neosporin frequently increase ur risk to develope allergic reactions? What kind of allergic reactions?

Why does using neosporin frequently increase ur risk to develope allergic reactions? What kind of allergic reactions?

Contact skin: Neosporin is a common contact allergen usually leading to itchy skin rash with or without blister. The onset of the rash occurs from 24 to 72 hours after the contact and not immediate. ...Read more

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What ointment is best to apply in a wound. I got a small wound 2 days back but looks lil big today. Was applying neosporin. Help.

What ointment is best to apply in a wound. I got a small wound 2 days back but looks lil big today. Was applying neosporin. Help.

Keep moist and clean: Some wound respond adversely to Neosporin. The most important thing is to establish why you have the non healing sore to begin with. The general principle is to keep a wound moist and clean. Perhaps a bit of petroleum jelly on a sterile gauze. ...Read more

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How does bactoban compare to neosporin?

How does bactoban compare to neosporin?

BACTROBAN (mupirocin) NEOSPORIN: THEY ARE BOTH TOPICAL ANTIBIOTICS.
THEY BOTH ARE RECOMMENDED FOR SKIN INFECTIONS.
THEY BOTH WORK. ...Read more

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Is neosporin ok for the vagina?

Is neosporin ok for the vagina?

Probably Not: This area of the body is very vascular allowing it to heal well. If you have a yeast infection – then use of an antifungal medication for tears would be appropriate. If you were to use neosporin it may lead you to becoming sensitive to the medication. It might also irritate the delicate tissues. ...Read more

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Can neosporin be put on burns?

Can neosporin be put on burns?

Yes: A mainstay of burn treatment is application of antimicrobial ointment (e.g., neosporin, polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) bacitracin, triple-antibiotic ointment) or cream (e.g., silvadene) to the wound. ...Read more

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Can I use neosporin on stitches?

Can I use neosporin on stitches?

Neosporin & Stitches: Infrequent side effects of neosporin + pain relief top:
stinging of skin,
skin inflammation due to a topically applied medication,
redness of skin,
itching,
hives,
rash,
giant hives.
I prefer using aquaphor ointment on stitches. ...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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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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Can neosporin be used on cellulitis?

Can neosporin be used on cellulitis?

No: Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissues. Neosporin does not penetrate below the surface and will not help cellulitis. Oral or intravenous antibiotics are usually needed. ...Read more

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Is bacitracin the same as neosporin?

Is bacitracin the same as neosporin?

No: Bacitracin is only one ingredient in neosporin. Neosporin is a topical antibiotic that contains neomycin, bacitracin, and polymyxin b. As long as you are not allergic, you can use them interchangeably. ...Read more

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Neosporin ointment available in asia?

Neosporin ointment available in asia?

Triple antibiotic: Neosporin may be available in asia, it really doesn't matter. Just look for a topical ointment that contains all three ingredients found in neosporin. These are neomcin, bacitacin, and polymyxin b. ...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 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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Are bacitracin and neosporin the same?

No they aren't: They contain different topical antibiotcs, however both contain the same vaseline like base. ...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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What type of uses w/ neosporin ointment?

What type of uses w/ neosporin ointment?

Antibiotic ointment: Used for minor skin injury like a scrape after a fall or a shallow cut. Helps disinfect the area and decreases healing time. ...Read more

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Can aquaphor be used instead of neosporin?

Can aquaphor be used instead of neosporin?

Yes.: Also, plain vaseline is a cheap easy way to heal wounds quickly. Studies show no decreased risk of infection with neosporin use over vaseline. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to neosporin?

Is it possible to be allergic to neosporin?

Possibly: It is possible to have a true allergy to neosporin or one of the ingredients of neosporin. Additionally, neomycin (one of the ingredients of neosporin) can be irritating to the skin, especially if used over a long period of time or if covered by a bandage. Although this reaction is not a true allergy, the irritation often has similar characteristics of an allergy reaction. See your doctor. ...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