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Polysporin On Lips
I use vaseline, but it doesn't go away, is it safe to put polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) on your lips?
Sometimes: Using topical polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) in small quantities on a lip lesion that is or may become infected is usually safe, but ir is important to avoid licking it an minimize ingestion. Systemic antibiotics taken by mouth is probably preferable. See your doctor if healing does not occur. ...Read more
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
My lip was stinging, so I put some polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) on it, but now my lip is numb and tingly. Should I be worried?
Minor impetigo by lips, treating with polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin). Now a bit in outside corner of eye, how to treat? Out of my home country &prefer no prescription. :)
Bactroban (mupirocin: This is a topical ointment. You need a prescription in the US, maybe not in other countries. ...Read more
My 9 month old has a cold sore on his top lip. Is it dangerous at this age like it is for a newborn? I covered it with a polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) patch.
Cold sore: If he has never had this before then I would suggest you get it checked out as nine month olds do not often get cold sores ...Read more
4 year old has acne like sores around mouth region for quite a while now. Have tried vaseline, coconut oil & polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin). What is it & treatment?
Usually works best: When used in conjunction with oral antibiotics. ...Read more
Throw it away: Polysporin is not a useful product. Worse, it is a common cause of allergic reactions. EXACTLY why would you use it? ...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.
See a dermatologist: Throw away the polysporin. It is useless and often causes allergic reactions. Begin with a definition of whatever you have. The most reliable route to this is through a skin specialist. ...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
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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
Neosponrin allergy: That is three different items sold for topical use or eye or ear use. Your doctor has substitures if you need them for these areas. ...Read more
First degree?: It does not matter how the burn occurred, but the depth and magnitude of the burn. If it's a first degree burn, polysporin is fine. If it is a more severe second degree burn or a large area, best you see a doc for prescription medicine like silvadene, (silver sulfadiazine) which is better coverage for bacteria that are likely to complicate burn healing. Keep areas clean, but don't overdo it and cause more irritation. ...Read more
Yes: You clean a wound before you do anything else to it except atop excess bleeing. ...Read more
Healing: No. They may prevent infection. But they do nothing to cause nature to change the way it heals a wound in your body. ...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?
I have read lots on this, but is it really that dangerous to use polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) inside the nostrils?
I mistakenly put compound w gel on a wound with stitches instead of polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin). What can I do now?
I cut my self deep with the razor and been treatin the wound with polysporin+gauze+alcohol and it look like it has pus. How do I know it infect?
I have been putting polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) on a burn for the past 3-4 days. Just realized it expired in 2007/2008. Is this in any way dangerous?
I cut myself w the end of a possibly soiled knife. Idk how deep the wound is, tiny hole. Washed w soap, added polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin). Anything else I should do?
I would agree that you should continue to apply antibiotic ointment, and keep the puncture wound clean. IF an infection were to occur, you would begin to notice redness or your skin, warmth, selling, and tenderness usually within 48 hours of the puncture.
If you do not recall when you last has a Tetanus shot/booster, you should get one of these. Tetanus shot is abbreviated as either Td or Tdap ...Read more
Leech bite: Not sure what you mean by work. First take the leech off. Then clean and then polysporin is reasonable. ...Read more
For a second-degree: ... Burn, keep the wound clean and apply a topical antibiotic ointment (e.g., polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) bacitracin, neosporin, triple-antibiotic ointment). Also be sure to get good nutrition so that you have all the necessary building blocks for wound healing. If the wound is not healing soon (i.e., in 1 to 2 weeks), or if it seems like it is getting infected, seek formal medical attention. ...Read more
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