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Neosporin Plus Medication
Can you put neosporin plus pain relief (pramoxine hydrochloride and polymyxin B sulfate) on penis head for irritation?
Should you: One can of course apply any cream anywhere, however should one do that one may worsen the irritation by treating a symptom instead of a cause. Rather see a doctor who will help with a diagnosis and treat or refer you appropriately. Hope this helps ...Read more
Where can I get a patch test for neomycin allergy? I want the shingles vaccine but had a bad reaction to neosporin plus 10 years ago.
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.
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
Hmmm....: Frenula (plural of frenulum), whether on a lip, a tongue, or a penis, are supposed to stay attached from birth to death. If there has been some trauma or accident, a frenulum can tear,but a torn frenulum should cause no disability nor problems. If there is a cut or scrape of a frenulum, that does not mean anything needs to be put on it, although a bit of Neosporin is usually harmless. ...Read more
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