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Doctor insights on: Soframycin Antiseptic Cream

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How frequently to use soframycin cream?

How frequently to use soframycin cream?

Topical antibiotics: Soframycin is a neomycin (an aminoglycoside antibiotic), specifically neomycin B. It can be used a couple of times a day, but if this isn't proving effective, then a doctor should become involved in the management of the case. Indeed, some absorption through the skin occurs, and you don't want this medication building up in the system where it could have an effect (especially the kidneys). ...Read more

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Is Soframycin an Topical Anti-Fungal Cream I'm using to treat my ripped off toe nail region? Does it help to cure the injury?

Is Soframycin an Topical Anti-Fungal Cream I'm using to treat my ripped off toe nail region? Does it help to cure the injury?

Not a cure: Soframycin is an antibiotic cream not an antifungal cream. It will not help cure the injury. It is not necessary to use an antibiotic cream on this type of injury. Keeping the nail bed clean and dry should be enough for it to heal. If you notice redness or pus around the injury you should see a medical provider as antibiotics by mouth may be necessary. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if neosporin is an antiseptic cream?

Can someone tell me if neosporin is an antiseptic cream?

No: An antiseptic cream such as savlon when used in superficial cut or injury will reduce or prevent an infection. Neosporin treat an infection. ...Read more

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I cut my perenial raphe accidently while trimming downstairs. It's a small cut but bled a little. Will it heal? I put antiseptic cream on it too.

I cut my perenial raphe accidently while trimming downstairs. It's a small cut but bled a little. Will it heal? I put antiseptic cream on it too.

Skin care: Most superficial skin cuts will heal with time. Keep the area clean and dry. Avoid a lot of skin care products, antiseptics are ok. Keep the area covered with a clean dry bandage if possible. If redness, swelling, warmth or discharge from the cut occurs, contact your medical provider quickly to evaluate for a developing cellulitis. ...Read more

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I have a split between 2 of my toes that won't heal with antiseptic. I try to keep it dry and with antiseptic- do I need fungal cream?

I have a split between 2 of my toes that won't heal with antiseptic. I try to keep it dry and with antiseptic- do I need fungal cream?

Get cracking: Yes. I would also try soaking your foot in a weak vinegar solution. (1 -2 teaspoons to a half gallon of water.) Stop the antiseptic for now. ...Read more

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What is an over-the-counter antiseptic cream for a chemical burn?

What is an over-the-counter antiseptic cream for a chemical burn?

Chemical burn: For healing, the antiseptic cream is not the most important element. More important are thorough initial rinsing and cleansing of the wound; then application of a dressing like vaseline gauze covered by sterile gauzes, and then a thick wrap (like ace or coban) to protect from ordinary dirt will produce good healing. If you want to use an antibacterial, I would use Bacitracin (fewer allergies). ...Read more

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Hi! I have a pimple on my foreskin for months, I popped it and it bled so I applied antiseptic cream. Is it really a pimple? Happy to send photos!

Hi! I have a pimple on my foreskin for months, I popped it and it bled so I applied antiseptic cream. Is it really a pimple? Happy to send photos!

Not this site: Our sister site, Healthtap Prime has capabilities built in so you can consult with a doc and submit photos/lab/etc. This is a public information site. Pimples are localized in places where the oil producing glands of the face, neck and upper back reside. Your sore was likely an inflamed hair follicle. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a big cut on my leg and I have put savlon antiseptic cream on it, and I wanted to know if it was the same as neosporin?

What do you recommend if I have a big cut on my leg and I have put savlon antiseptic cream on it, and I wanted to know if it was the same as neosporin?

No: Main component of savlon is cetrimide which is an antiseptic. On the other hand neosporin is an antibiotic which is effective against infection. Savlon protects against infection. Neosporin treat infection. You cannot substitute savlon with neosporin. Use of savlon will reduce the changes of infection and use of neosporin. ...Read more

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A itchy redness or rash has appeared on my inner foreskin recently. Antiseptic cream helps but it never goes away. No other symptoms. Should I worry?

A itchy redness or rash has appeared on my inner foreskin recently. Antiseptic cream helps but it never goes away. No other symptoms. Should I worry?

Balanitis: Sounds like Balanitis. One can try some over the counter steroid and antifungal creams. You may have to get a prescription. Depending on your risk factors and the size of the 'bumps' one could consider herpes. ...Read more

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Post popping pimple I applied undiluted dettol for 20 mints. Boroline antiseptic cream for another 10 mints without washing dettol. I have dark patch.

Post popping pimple I applied undiluted dettol for 20 mints. Boroline antiseptic cream for another 10 mints without washing dettol. I have dark patch.

Best to see a doctor: It is difficult to say if the dark patch will be permanent or not. It is best to see a doctor and have them evaluate your skin. It is best not to use chemicals that are not meant for the skin on your skin, especially face area. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I use savlon antiseptic cream for a mild impetigo if I don't have time to see a doctor in the coming days? If yes, how often should I apply it? Should I put a bandage over it as well? If no, any other OTC product you would recommend?

Can I use savlon antiseptic cream for a mild impetigo if I don't have time to see a doctor in the coming days? If yes, how often should I apply it? Should I put a bandage over it as well? If no, any other OTC product you would recommend?

Impetigo: Surface antiseptic and OTC antibiotic cream would help, but if no improvement in few days, you need to see your doctor, you may need a systemic antibiotic or the diagnosis isn't impetigo, goodluck ...Read more

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I have diagnosed by anal fissure one month back, there is no bleeding, my dr give doxiproct iwant to take sudocrem antiseptic healing cream.

I have diagnosed by anal fissure one month back, there is no bleeding, my dr give doxiproct iwant to take sudocrem antiseptic healing cream.

Listen to your docto: Your doctor examined you and knows your situation best. If you don't want to use the medication recommended, I would talk to him or her and ask if that is alright. ...Read more

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3cm long wound on the knee, the wound is not very deep. Some black skin around it. Infection occured eventhough antiseptic cream applied. 2cm around t?

3cm long wound on the knee, the wound is not very deep. Some black skin around it. Infection occured eventhough antiseptic cream applied. 2cm around t?

Infected Wound: This needs to be seen by a physician. It likely needs to have dead tissue removed and treated with antibiotics. This needs to be done right away. ...Read more

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I have 2small cuts on my hand I'm using antiseptic cream and aloe Vera aswell how long will they take to heal thanks?

I have 2small cuts on my hand I'm using antiseptic cream and aloe Vera aswell how long will they take to heal thanks?

"Antiseptic" cream: Is often just for initial cleansing of wound and not for daily dressing. It is too caustic for daily dressing and, used daily, can impede wound healing. I recommend a triple antibiotic cream for daily use. ...Read more

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I have 2 small cuts on my hand I'm using antiseptic cream on them I'm also using aloe Vera aswell how long will they take 2 heal thanks?

I have 2 small cuts on my hand I'm using antiseptic cream on them I'm also using aloe Vera aswell how long will they take 2 heal thanks?

Varies: Wound healing is dependent on host factors such as nutritional status. If there are no complications such as infection, it should heal quickly. Keep it clean and dry. ...Read more

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Last night I have developed a sore and tender nipple. Its slightly swollen. I applied antiseptic cream and a dressing but still very tender?

Last night I have developed a sore and tender nipple. Its slightly swollen. I applied antiseptic cream and a dressing but still very tender?

Get it checked: You are describing the beginning of an infection (swelling and soreness). For this you applied the right remedy. If the soreness resolves within 24 -48 hours you are fine. However if this is getting worse, or you develop additional symptoms like redness, drainage, pus, fever, and chills, then you are developing a more serious infection and need to be seen by a health professional right away. ...Read more

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Have a small but sore cat scratch from neighbors cat. Washed and put antiseptic cream on. Scared of disease/cat scratch fever! Should I worry?

Have a small but sore cat scratch from neighbors cat. Washed and put antiseptic cream on. Scared of disease/cat scratch fever! Should I worry?

Go Ask Ted Nugent: Don't worry. You should do OK. Thousands of people get scratched by cats every day and do well. Only maybe 1 in 100, 000 might get the"fever."If you cleaned it, you'll do fine. Just watch for any small lesions or blisters near the scratch or any small bumps that might develop or if you also get a fever. In that case, go see your doctor. Most usually get better in a few weeks with or without antibiotics. ...Read more

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I accidentally cut/scratch on my baby's leg with my hand fingernail. Realised after 1hr. Put an antiseptic cream. Is it fine? Feeling guilty : (

I accidentally cut/scratch on my baby's leg with my hand fingernail. Realised after 1hr. Put an antiseptic cream. Is it fine? Feeling guilty : (

Sure it is: I don't know about the rest of the physicians here, but I can remember accidently scratching one of my children. It was the first of many of life's bumps, scrapes, and bruises. So, trim your nails, love your child, and quit feeling guilty. Good luck. ...Read more

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My baby girl is 8 months old n she have got a real bad diaper rash on her bumps it has become red. I'm using antiseptic healing cream (sudocream).?

My baby girl is 8 months old n she have got a real bad diaper rash on her bumps it has become red. I'm using antiseptic healing cream (sudocream).?

? yeast infection?: Any bad diaper rash can be aggravated by yeast that are part of the normal germs in the poo. Antiseptic creams will not get rid of yeast. Nystatin or other anti-yeast products are likely needed in this case. Call in for rx or get it examined & treated. ...Read more

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Can I use dettol antiseptic CREAM on my vagina inner labia cut?? Pls help! I just don't want it to sting when I wash my bottom or pee

Can I use dettol antiseptic CREAM on my vagina inner labia cut?? Pls help! I just don't want it to sting when I wash my bottom or pee

Here are some. ..: You may use it and see for next 3-5 days. Meanwhile, refrain from any further chemical and physical stimulation to whole genital area (of course, no sex & masturbation!) for 7-10 days and see. If not getting better as expected or worsening, see Doc right away to ensure no UTI and/or STD-related vaginitis. ...Read more

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Reaccuring lumps around the perineum area, sore. Occasionally comes and goes. Tried antiseptic cream, sudocream and hydrocortisone.

Reaccuring lumps around the perineum area, sore. Occasionally comes and goes. Tried antiseptic cream, sudocream and hydrocortisone.

See a doctor: To make an accurate diagnosis, I recommend you to see your primary care doctor or a dermatologist when the lumps flare up. ...Read more

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Which STD linked to herpe. I have white specks on my lips and small blisters on my face and neck also my back. I use germolene antiseptic cream.

Which STD linked to herpe. I have white specks on my lips and small blisters on my face and neck also my back. I use germolene antiseptic cream.

STDs: Herpes infection may make acquisition of other STDs easier, particularly HIV. Without being able to see your lips and exam and question you there is no way in which to diagnose this long distance. See your doctor and get this assessed properly. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Today I heave been bitten by a stray dog's puppy and sm littel amount of bllod come-out and stop as I applied an anticeptic cream. So, what can I do now

Today I heave been bitten by a stray dog's puppy and sm littel amount of bllod come-out and stop as I applied an anticeptic cream. So, what can I do now

Rabies?: Need to test the dog for rabies as it is a stray. Find the puppy and bring to vet for testing. If positive than you would need to follow through with rabies vaccination protocol. ...Read more

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I have a prominent vein. I rubbed soframycin on it. Will this help?

I have a prominent vein. I rubbed soframycin on it. Will this help?

No need, won't help: First, a "prominent vein" usually isn't abnormal unless tender, red, etc. Just being "prominent" doesn't need treatment of any kind. Second, antibiotic creams like soframycin will not help this sort of skin problem. Stop self treatment of any kind. If you remain concerned, see a doctor for professional advice. ...Read more

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Where can one buy soframycin?

Soframycin: It appears that this is an OTC product sold in many countries. ...Read more

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I am experiencing vaginal itching from 2-3 weeks. Can I use soframycin on it? I got rashes from using sanitary pads.

I am experiencing vaginal itching from 2-3 weeks. Can I use soframycin on it? I got rashes from using sanitary pads.

Several things: Yeast infections are the most common cause of vaginal itching. Yeast medications are available over the counter. Trichomoniasis and herpes are two stds which can cause itching and pain in the vagina. Schedule a visit to help narrow down the problem if you do not improve with over the counter yeast cream ...Read more

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My toe nail is injured & didn't drop off totally, partially is on my finger, using epsom salt & warm water & soframycin? How do I treat for fast cure?

My toe nail is injured & didn't drop off totally, partially is on my finger, using epsom salt & warm water & soframycin? How do I treat for fast cure?

Infected or not?: I am unclear as to whether your toenail is bothering you because it is infected or just not nice to look at? It should grow out again in time. Depending on your toenail growth there is a risk for it to grow back in "ingrown", which can be somewhat painful. Keep soaking and keeping it clean and avoid excessive abrasion of the exposed area and it should grow back normally in time. ...Read more

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Which cream is best in winter?

Which cream is best in winter?

Moisturizer, no ads: A good moisturizing cream with no added scents, chemical, perfumes is effective for dry skin, which usually get worse in cold dry weather. Every time u wash your hands, u take away some of fatty part of the epidermis, which keeps it smooth and moist. So add moisturizing cream after washing. If develop eczema, may need a mild cortisone cream n addition to moisturizer. ...Read more