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Neosporin Vs Bacitracin
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 there a difference between neosporin ointment and polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment?
Just about equal: Personal preference.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: They are different compounds but both can be helpful in the correct setting. ...Read more
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
You need a Rx: Depends on the type of infection you are treating. For staph, an rx ointment can be used. ...Read more
Toothpaste: The answer is no.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm allergic to penicillin. Should I use polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or neosporin for cuts and scrapes?
Yes: You clean a wound before you do anything else to it except atop excess bleeing. ...Read more
Should I use polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or neosporin for an infection inside the nostril?
Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin): Will cause less potential irritation vs neosporin. ...Read more
Should I use bactroban (mupirocin) cream or bactroban (mupirocin) ointment be used to treat staph?
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
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