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Neosporin on inside labia, is it safe?

Neosporin on inside labia, is it safe?

Not recommended.: Using neosporin can set you up to develop sensitivity to one of the antibiotics it contains - especially neomycin. ...Read more

Vulva (Definition)

The external female genitalia including the mons pubis, labia majora and minor, clitoris, vestibule, ...Read more


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Can I put neosporin on my labia minora?

Can I put neosporin on my labia minora?

Neosporin: Neosporin is not harmful if used on the labia minora but has limited value. This is not a medication that Obgyns would prescribe for labial problems. The most important step is to determine what is wrong that makes you feel that you need Neosporin. If there is a bump or blister on the genitals then this should be evaluated by a doctor to determine the cause and treatment ...Read more

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Is it ok to put neosporin on my labia minora and clitoral hood?

Is it ok to put neosporin on my labia minora and clitoral hood?

Safe but...: That is safe but why? If you have a painful blistered area there you need to evaluated and tested for herpes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to put neosporin on the labia if it's the side closest to the vaginal opening? If not what can I put there to help with open wounds?

Is it safe to put neosporin on the labia if it's the side closest to the vaginal opening? If not what can I put there to help with open wounds?

My first question: Is what are the wounds from. I would actually use aquaphor and get in to see your gynecologist or dermatologist to determine what is cause unless it is just trauma and aquaphor clears them. Some are allergic to neosporin. ...Read more

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Painful bump on labia, is neosporin ok?

Painful bump on labia, is neosporin ok?

No recommended: Because using it can set some people up for developing a medication sensitivitiy later on. Although it could be a bartholin's duct that is blocked/ cyst - if becoming red, swollen, warm, tender would obtain medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a cut on my inner labia majora...can I put Neosporin on it?

I have a cut on my inner labia majora...can I put Neosporin on it?

Yes you can: Yes you can apply neosporin without any problems. You can apply up to three times a day if you need to. ...Read more

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I have a cyst on my labia, closer to my vaginal opening, the doctor told me to put neosporin on it, and it really tingles, is this normal? Is it safe?

I have a cyst on my labia, closer to my vaginal opening, the doctor told me to put neosporin on it, and it really tingles, is this normal? Is it safe?

BARTHOLIN CYST?: IF IT IS PEA SIZE, NEOSPORIN MAY HELP
ANYTHING LARGER NEED WARM COMPRESS OR SITZ BATH
PLEASE GOOGLE BARTHOLIN TO LEARN ABOUT IT
HOPE THIS IS NOT YOUR CASE ...Read more

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Can I use neosporin on my vulva?

Can I use neosporin on my vulva?

Neosporin: Not only would I not use neosporin on the volvo are areas but I would not use neosporin. The neomycin in this medicine is potentially sensitizing and can cause an allergic rash. ...Read more

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Small vulva fissures in folds that clear with neosporin. Should I be concerned?

Small vulva fissures in folds that clear with neosporin. Should I be concerned?

Yes, find out why: Recurring vulvar fissures need to be addressed as to why they keep making "guest" appearances, Neosporin notwithstanding. The first thought is to make sure that your vulva hygiene is appropriately done especially during periods. The use of mini pads for interminable hours is a prime culprit as well as harsh applied soaps that cause vulvar drying and cracking. See a GYN MD if this persists. ...Read more

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I have a hidradenitis suppurativa cyst on my vulva. Normally I use neosporin and a bandage after it bursts, but how do I treat it in this situation?

I have a hidradenitis suppurativa cyst on my vulva. Normally I use neosporin and a bandage after it bursts, but how do I treat it in this situation?

See below: If you have had earlier episodes of hyderadenitis suppurativa, you need to be evaluated for a cause. Diabetes and obesity are two common predisposing causes. For the lesion on the vulva you may use neosporin ointment without bandage.
It is imperative that you see a doctor for evaluation for the underlying cause.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...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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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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Is neosporin safe to put in vagina?

Better to avoid.: 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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Will neosporin cure vaginal itching?

Will neosporin cure vaginal itching?

Most likely not.: A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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Does staph get better with neosporin?

Does staph get better with neosporin?

It can...: Neosporin can be effective against staph. It is able to kill Staphylococcus aureus (methicillin-sensitive strains, MSSA), and other bacteria, however, it is not able to kill certain strains of Staphylococcus aureus such as strains with methicillin-resistance (MRSA). For anything other than a minor wound, you should consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you put neosporin on your vagina?

Can you put neosporin on your vagina?

Would not: Since many people are allergic to this ointment I would not recommend it. ...Read more

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Earlobe stitches, can I use neosporin?

Earlobe stitches, can I use neosporin?

What did the: Treating physician tell you? Neosporin is a triple antibiotic. It's use can increase your sensitivity to any of the antibiotics it contains (especially neomycin). Did you doctor want you to put anything over your stitches? ...Read more

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Can you put neosporin on vagina areas?

Better to avoid.: 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 I use neosporin for an anal fissure?

Can I use neosporin for an anal fissure?

Would not: It is not uncommon to be allergic to this product. This may just make it worse, if that is the case ...Read more

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Can you use neosporin on a babies scalp?

Can you use neosporin on a babies scalp?

Yes: Neosporin in a safe topical antibiotic cream. But check with your doctor if the lesion that you are treating with neosporin does not heal or worsens. ...Read more

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Is neosporin okay to use around privates?

Is neosporin okay to use around privates?

Not usually: Recommended. You may not be treating a bacterial infection. Neosporin is a triple antibiotic. It's use can increase some people's sensitivity to the antibiotics it contains (especially neomycin). ...Read more

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Ok to put topical neosporin on genitals?

Irritation: Neosporin can be very irritating; there are better options. ...Read more

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Can I put on neosporin after stye surgery?

Can I put on neosporin after stye surgery?

May be toxic: Over the counter (otc) neosporin is not formulated for the eye and may be toxic to the cornea or conjunctiva. There is an ophthalmic formulation that is available through prescription if needed. ...Read more

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Is neosporin too harsh for a babies scalp?

Is neosporin too harsh for a babies scalp?

Not usually: But a small percentage of patients become sensitized to the Bacitracin component. You are better off using vitamin a;d ointment as long as the area is not truly infected in which case antibiotics may be preferred. ...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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Is neosporin effective in preventing scars?

Is neosporin effective in preventing scars?

Yes: It can prevent a scar from looking worse by helping the healing process. ...Read more

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Will neosporin help heal tears on the vagina?

Natural Healing: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Dressings and ointments are of no value there. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course. ...Read more

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What's better for a burn? Neosporin or aquaphor

What's better for a burn? Neosporin or aquaphor

Neosporin: A mainstay of burn therapy is the application of a topical antimicrobial, such as neosporin, polysporin, bacitracin, silvadene, (silver sulfadiazine) etc., to prevent infection. Aquaphor can help keep a wound moist, but it has no antimicrobial in it; it is used to help dry or irritated skin, not real burn wounds. ...Read more

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If im allergic to neosporin can I use mupirocin?

If im allergic to neosporin can I use mupirocin?

Likely yes: If you have an allergy to one of the antibiotics in neosporin (bacitracin, neomycin, or polymixin b), you can use mupirocin, which has a different chemical structure. Some people can be sensitive to the other ingredients that could potentially be in both medications (preservatives or additives, but not usually the petroleum jelly), but this is exceedingly rare. Ask your doctor for more info. ...Read more

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Can neosporin be used for external vagina sores?

Better to avoid.: 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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Is it ok to put neosporin around an inchy vagina?

Is it ok to put neosporin around an inchy vagina?

Best, not to: Find out what the cause is and get it properly treated. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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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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Please tell me, could I put neosporin on a ringworm?

Please tell me, could I put neosporin on a ringworm?

Unlikely to help: Neosporin is designed as an antibiotic that can kill bacteria, it is not helpful against the fungus of ringworm. ...Read more