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Neosporin Vs Triple Antibiotic Ointment
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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
Not needed: There are non-prescription treatments for ring worm. Consult this site for more information on this topic: http://www.cdc.gov/fungal/diseases/ringworm/treatment.html For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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
No: They are different compounds but both can be helpful in the correct setting. ...Read more
Is there a difference between neosporin ointment and polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment?
Should I use bactroban (mupirocin) cream or bactroban (mupirocin) ointment be used to treat staph?
Staph aureus: You do not say what type of infection you have or how you know it is staphylococcal. You need to see a doctor. ...Read more
Marketing: These are mostly over the counter products usually containing several antibiotics to get a broad coverage. They are in face useful and will cover a wide range of bacterial invaders to the body. Marketing adds the term "all-purpose" so you will purchase the product for any type of skin condition. A persistent lesion should be seen by your dermatologist. ...Read more
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