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Neosporin Original Medication
My daughter(16m) got a cut on the crown of her nose. I put a little Neosporin for kids on it. Will it help with scarring like the original kind does?
Yes: Also add a light topical moisturizer so the area does not crack or dry out ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neosporin/Bacitracin: Both are very good antibiotics available Over the counter. What's the diagnosis/reason for use ? ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
That's fine: For a small 2nd-degree (i.e., partial-thickness) burn, keep it clean with washing and keep it gooped up with antibiotic ointment (e.g., bacitracin, polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) neosporin, triple-antibiotic ointment) until it is healed, which will take a few days to up to 3 weeks. For the pain, use minor analgesics, such as Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. If it does not heal or seems infected, seek medical attention, . ...Read more
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