Doctor insights on:
Neosporin Ointment Medication
Gels & ointments: Gels are ideal for areas that a person would find embarrassing to put a noticeable ointment because of their quick absorption. Ointments have staying power and can deliver medicine over an extended period to an afflicted area. Both are equally effective in alleviating discomfort. ...Read more
Toothpaste: The answer is no.Get a more detailed answer ›
Toothpaste: The answer is no.Get a more detailed answer ›
You can: You can but vaseline would help just as much. ...Read more
Okay: It would help in preventing infection of the raw area. ...Read more
I use neosporin ointment instead of lipbalm when my lips are really chapped and it works. Is this ok to do?
Neosporin reaction: The term "allergy" refers to an itchy inflammation that occurs with the use of Neosporin. The actual ingredient inducing this response is neomycin, which can also be found in other medications...so it's impt to become a label-reader. The reaction is usually some degree of erythema (redness), possibly papules (bumps) and edema or swelling. The reaction is present only where product is applied. ...Read more
No: Not really.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is there a difference between neosporin ointment and polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment?
Should I pop my blister, it's very big, and if so can I apply neosporin ointment after because I have no alcohol.
Blister is a way for the body to heal the underlying area. Better to determine why the blister occurred and prevent the irritating cause. Popping a blister opens the body to infection, and this can make things a lot worse, especially if it is a viral blister, as this may spread the blistering.
Better to, protect it. ...Read more
I am pregnant in 17 weeks and 4 days and I do co2 laser in my eyebrows in small area to remove old tatto can I use neosporin ointment or no?
Yes: The amount and means of administration of neosporin as you describe will pose no risk to your developing baby. ...Read more
I'm 9 weeks pregnant can I use neosporin ointment on cuts at the edge of my lip they are very painful. ..iv applied petroleum jelly but it's of no use?
Yes: Yes, you can use neosporin, but why do you have the cuts? Are they blisters? If so, you may need to have this evaluated. ...Read more
How do I treat a partly healed second degree burn? My husband burned the back of his hands with a sedilien torch a couple weeks ago. We've been treating it with neosporin ointment. It still stings and itches him. What else can I do?
Since the burns involve his hands, you should probably have a doctor look at him. The itching can be part of normal healing, but the stinging is concerning. In the meantime, I've listed some basic burn information below.
There are three burn classifications which will help you know what to do.
1) first degree burn: usually just redness swelling and pain. Unless it involves large areas of the hands, face, groin, feet, buttocks, or major joint, you can treat the area as a minor burn. If the burn does involve the areas listed, you should call your doctor or go to the emergency room. First degree burns may have discoloration of the skin for a few months, but do not usually lead to permanent scars.
2) second degree burn: pain, redness, swelling and blistering. As long as the burn is less than 3 inches wide and doesn't involve the body parts listed above, you can treat it as a minor burn. (it sounds as if your daughter has a small 2nd degree burn) you should call your doctor or go to the emergency room if the burn is larger than 3 inches or involves the body parts listed above.
3) third degree burn: is the most serious and the area may not hurt (from nerve damage) and can appear either black or white and dry. This needs emergent medical attention and you should call 911 or go to the emergency room.
Treatment of minor burns:
1) cool the burn by running it under cold water for 10-15 minutes or applying cold compresses (do not use ice).
2) cover the burn loosely with a gauze
3) take an NSAID such as Ibuprofen for treatment of inflammation and pain relief.
4) do not apply butter or ointments. Do not pop any blisters.
5) keep area clean and dry. Watch for sign and symptoms of infection such as increased redness, swelling, drainage, pain or fever.
6) once the burn has healed completely, the best way to avoid scarring is to keep the area out of the sun for the next 6-12 months. Sun avoidance is the single most effective way to avoid scarring.
Call your doctor with any questions. ...Read more
My nose is burning I am using Neosporin ointment. Sir how often I can use in a day contains neomycin polymyxin bsulfate bacitracin zinc ophthalmic?
2-3 times: 2-3 times a day would be the recommended dose. ...Read more
Neosporin is available in both a cream and ointment. They both have the same ingredients. What is the difference between these two preparations?
Cream vs ointment: In some instances, the potency is higher in ointment as opposed to cream (some steroid preparations) but in general, it is a matter of personal preference which you prefer to use and where it is being put. ...Read more
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.
Be careful!: I am not a fan as it is well-known that 20% of patients who use neosporin regularly will become allergic to it! Applying any of these products to a scar is useless and there are safer products to use on wounds (polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or bacitracin, for example). I really can't think of any reason one would want to apply 2 of these products at once, unless you want an itchy red rash! ...Read more
No: They are different compounds but both can be helpful in the correct setting. ...Read more
Just about equal: Personal preference.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it ok if neosporin powder is put on top of bactorban ointment for skin rashes to subside or they shud be used separately. Thanks?
- Talk to a doctor online
- Neosporin eye ointment
- Neosporin cream vs ointment
- Is neosporin the same as triple antibiotic ointment?
- Neosporin vs triple antibiotic ointment
- Should you apply neosporin ointment to a blister
- Neosporin on a cat
- Neosporin for herpes
- Neosporin for wounds
- Neosporin stye ointment