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Polysporin Ointment Overdose
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
You need a Rx: Depends on the type of infection you are treating. For staph, an rx ointment can be used. ...Read more
Is there a difference between neosporin ointment and polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment?
Is neosporin or polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) safe to use for cuts and scrapes in pregnancy? If not, an alternative ointment?
Open razor cut wound red and moist can I treat it with polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment with bacitracin zinc and gauze ? How do I know it's not infected ? Ty!
Wound: Yes, you can. The signs of infection - pain, drainage, usually milky white, green or yellow, swelling which is worsening, redness which is worsening or not getting better. If none of those are present, yes, you can go ahead and put an antibiotic ointment and either let it air dry or cover with a dressing (bandade). If the symptoms above are present and it's getting worse, see doc. ...Read more
I'm very allergic to quinolones. Could topical polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment 10k kill pseudomonas in ex. ear? Could I mix it w/white vinegar to make ear drops?
Hello - How should I treat razor bumps that have emerged 1-2 days after shaving my legs? It looks like I have pox everywhere! I'm using Hibicleans to wash them and the applying Vanicream moisturizer and a combo of Tend Skin and polysporin ointment now. (I
My left eye started twitching off and on three daysago. Have tried tears have tried polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) eye ointment. Bottom iinside lid bit red.Stress?
My lips keep cracking in the corners from dryness. Lip balm makes it worse and polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) doesn't seem to help either. Any other suggestions?
See derm: See dermatologist. They can put you on a treatment that will work. ...Read more
Wrist and knuckle got lightly burned from touching a pan. No blisters. Applying polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) 3-4 times or more daily. Should i be worried of overdose?
I kept picking at a zit in between my breasts not its slightly infected is polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) 3 antibiotic safe or a overdose?
Not effective.: Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) is a topical antibiotic. The infection is under your skin. If it is draining already then warm compresses several time/day should suffice. If it is spreading and or you develop fever or signs of a body wide infection you should seek help immediately. and antibiotics ...Read more
I have a dry circular rash on my chest. It doesn't itch. I've put Polysporin on it for a week, but it's still there.
Usually works best: when used in conjunction with oral antibiotics. ...Read more
Should I take my ring out clean everything put polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) on the wound and then put the ring back in?
If your Piercing has: become infected, you want to take it out and see a doctor, hospital ED, or walk in clinic to have the infection treated. Allow the piercing to close and give the site a few months to heal completely before having the piercing redone. If you try to continue the ring will never allow the infection to clear and you risk spreading infection and the scarring and sloughing of the tissue in that area. ...Read more
No FX of antibiotic: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is one of the BEST forms of birth control available, it lasts 5 years, is ~99.5% effective, and thins the uterine lining so that you get lighter periods. 20% of women will stop having periods after 1 year and that's perfectly healthy. Effects in the uterus and so it won't affect or be affected by other medicadtion; very safe method; biggest risk after insertion is expulsion (1-2%). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In the U.S., yes: Might be different in other countries, but in the U.S., the answer is yes, you need a prescription. There are many causes of eye irritation and you really don't want to be putting antibiotic drops in your eyes unless infection is truly the cause of your problem. Don't take a chance with your vision! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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