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Doctor insights on: Neosporin Warnings And Recalls

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Does neosporin work for reducing scaring after the wound has been almost healed or completely healed?

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 more

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How to heal something the fastest? Neosporin?

How to heal something the fastest? Neosporin?

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 can produce an allergic contact reaction in some people! ...Read more

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How does neosporin work on cuts?

How does neosporin work on cuts?

Yes: For minor lacerations it is fine to use. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long does it take neosporin to heal a cut?

Can you tell me how long does it take neosporin to heal a cut?

Neosporin: Neosporin does almost nothing more than plain Vaseline does to heal wounds, namely it moisturizes the wound which helps to heal the skin. ...Read more

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Is neosporin good to heal a scrape on your face?

Is neosporin good to heal a scrape on your face?

Not the best choice.: Neomycin the major ingredient is a common cause of sensitivity rashes and is rarely recommended by skin specialists. A better choice is bacitracin. ...Read more

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Does neosporin heal cuts faster?

Does neosporin heal cuts faster?

Protects: It only protects against infections during the healing process, which is natural. ...Read more

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Can you put neosporin on a bugbite?

Yes: Neosporin is an effective antibiotic and if there is concern that a bug bite might be infected, then that is a reasonable choice. Few bugbites are infectious although some from ticks and mosquitoes can transmit disease. ...Read more

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Why does using neosporin frequently increase ur risk to develope allergic reactions? What kind of allergic reactions?

Why does using neosporin frequently increase ur risk to develope allergic reactions? What kind of allergic reactions?

Contact skin: Neosporin is a common contact allergen usually leading to itchy skin rash with or without blister. The onset of the rash occurs from 24 to 72 hours after the contact and not immediate. ...Read more

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Is it normal for neosporin to cause pain around a cut?

Is it normal for neosporin to cause pain around a cut?

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 or bacitracin. If still not responding, there may be an infection that requires stronger treatment, so see physician. ...Read more

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Can neosporin be used on cellulitis?

Can neosporin be used on cellulitis?

No: Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissues. Neosporin does not penetrate below the surface and will not help cellulitis. Oral or intravenous antibiotics are usually needed. ...Read more

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