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Neosporin Vs Alcohol
NONE: Both worthless. Application to wounds, burns, surgery, or anything does not prevent or cure infections. They are among the most common agents that people are allergic to. They cross-react, so allergy to one often means allergy to the other. They often interfere with wound healing. Their use contributes to emerging antibiotic- resistant bacteria. Each has been "allergen of the year" in different ye ...Read more
Not the best: Initially clean with betadine, then daily dress with a less caustic medicine.Daily application of even hydrogen peroxide causes tissue destruction and retards natural healing.Best to see a doctor, at least once, and get a good treatment regemin so you will heal as fast and safely as possible.Your pharmacist can be of help as well. ...Read more
Just about equal: Personal preference.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is there a difference between neosporin ointment and polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment?
I'm allergic to penicillin. Should I use polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or neosporin for cuts and scrapes?
For what problem?: Without knowing what you're treating, it's hard to say which would be "better." polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) contains synthetic antibiotics, Bacitracin and polymyxin. Calendula ointment is from the marigold plant, calendula officinalis. It's been traditionally used in minor skin wounds: skin infections, burns, bee stings, sunburn, warts, etc. Most research comes from animal studies. http://tinyurl.com/lapg2kq. ...Read more
Is neosporin or polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) safe to use for cuts and scrapes in pregnancy? If not, an alternative ointment?
Toothpaste: The answer is no.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the difference between Bacitin and Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) for treating nostril infection?
Oral versus topical: Hello TPinton, Bacitin is a trade name for Bacitracin. Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) is trade name for neosporin. Both are topical anti-bacterial ointments. If you have a nostril infection, then Canada's drug regulators do not approve of Bacitin for use inside the body: for external use only!. Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) reads "do not use inside the nose unless directed by your physician" ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Either: Both types of mouthwash are going to have agents in them that will kill bacteria that tend to cause bad breath. If you are aware of halitosis, be sure to brush your tongue well, especially toward the back. This is a common source for bad breath. Also be sure to get your teeth cleaned at the dentist if it has been a while. Mouthwash helps, but often just covers up the real problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You need a Rx: Depends on the type of infection you are treating. For staph, an rx ointment can be used. ...Read more
Used bandaid with polymyxin b sulfate &bacitracin on a cut finger in 1st trimester. Also cooked food using that bandaid. Can it pose risk to baby?
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