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Doctor insights on: Topical Ointments To Use For Abrasions

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Can you use neosporin ointment to treat phimosos instead of using steroids?

Can you use neosporin ointment to treat phimosos instead of using steroids?

Depends: The most common cause of phimosis is recurrent infection/inflammation and this is usually fungal in this area. I find best results with combined anti fungal and steroid cream. In rare instances neosporin could benefit. ...Read more

Abrasions (Definition)

An abrasion is a wound caused by superficial damage to skin no deeper than dermis or mucous membrane.It is less severe than laceratin and bleeding ...Read more


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Can you use mupirocin ointments on piercings?

Can you use mupirocin ointments on piercings?

If Infected: If there are clinical signs of a superficial skin infection after a piercing, topical Mupirocin may be used. If the infection is deep, systemic antibiotics may be necessary. ...Read more

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Can you apply sunscreen over mupirocin ointment being used for skin rash?

Can you apply sunscreen over mupirocin ointment being used for skin rash?

Avoid sun exposure: Mupirocin is the ointment of choice for certain staph infections. I would not recommend applying sunscreen to an open wound or rash. You would be wise to avoid significant sun exposure to an infected wound. A dry dressing over the mupirocin application might be a better choice. ...Read more

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Can you use clobetasol ointment on hemorrhoids?

Can you use clobetasol ointment on hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids : You could but it is a very potent steroid and it could be absorbed into your body more readily when put in the rectal area. Most of the steroids used in hemorrhoid preparations are weaker medications. ...Read more

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What cream or ointment to use for caterpillar bite?

What cream or ointment to use for caterpillar bite?

Caterpillar Sting: Repeatedly apply fresh duct tape to skin & pull off (to remove spines & toxins). Remove contaminated clothing. Clean skin w soap & water. Apply salve made w 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water. Or could apply 1% Hydrocortisone cream. Get medical care if effected area is not healing or you develop signs of infection. ...Read more

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Can you use kenacomb ointment for angular cheilitis?

Can you use kenacomb ointment for angular cheilitis?

Hurt On The Corners: Yes,but just a plain steroid cream would probably work just as well, unless the inflammation is so bad that you develop an infection and look like The Joker.After it calms down it's important to try and keep the corners of your mouth dry.Like,use the napkin frequently,be careful chewing gum and use extra care when eating citrus, carry some tissue with you,no lip licking,As for wet kisses,well... ...Read more

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Can mupirocin calcium cream 2% be substituted for Bacitracin for skin irritations due to disposable undergarments?

Can mupirocin calcium cream 2% be substituted for Bacitracin for skin irritations due to disposable undergarments?

Short term use: If you have minor skin irritation it is ok to use topical antimicrobials. However I would not recommend using it indefinitely as it may cause antibiotic resistance. It is important for you to avoid the undergarments that caused the irritation and prevent it from happening chronically. ...Read more

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Elomet cream can use for fungus?

Elomet cream can use for fungus?

NO!!!!: This is a steroid, and while a steroid cream will hide your symptoms and take the itch away, it does nothing to kill or treat the fungus! try using an otc anti-fungal cream like lotrimin, Lamisil or tinactin (tolnaftate) 2x/day for at least 30 days. Your symptoms should disappear in 3-5 days, but since fungal sores live 30 days, you must use it for 30 days to prevent recurrence. Also... Don't scratch! ...Read more

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Is it safe to use hydro-cortisone ointment as an antibiotic ointment?

Is it safe to use hydro-cortisone ointment as an antibiotic ointment?

Absolutely not: Steroids have no antimicrobial activity & can actually delay healing or allow opportunistic organisms to invade & infect. Antibiotics are designed to kill or halt the growth of bacteria. ...Read more

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Can I use bacitracin( (polysporin) to treat impetigo?

Can I use bacitracin( (polysporin) to treat impetigo?

Usually works best: when used in conjunction with oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is neosporin or polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) safe to use for cuts and scrapes in pregnancy? If not, an alternative ointment?

Is neosporin or polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) safe to use for cuts and scrapes in pregnancy? If not, an alternative ointment?

Cuts and Scrapes: Antibiotics are used for infections. These products you mention are safe in pregnancy, but are they necessary for just simple cuts and scrapes? Probably not. Good cleaning with clean bandages may be all you need for an uninfected cut. ...Read more

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Can a girl use neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) for acne?

Can a girl use neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) for acne?

No: Neosporin will not help acne. It may even make it worse. It is also a common cause of allergic eruptions -so throw it away. ...Read more

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Should I use bactroban (mupirocin) cream or bactroban (mupirocin) ointment be used to treat staph?

Bactroban (mupirocin): Bactroban (mupirocin) ointment is an excellent topical medication to treat staphylococcal infections. Use it as recommended by your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a stronger topical antibiotic cream than those used in Neosporin for ulcerative wound care.

What is a stronger topical antibiotic cream than those used in Neosporin for ulcerative wound care.

Wrong question: NO antibiotic is useful for wound care. Neosporin is useless. Studies of surgical wounds comparing antibiotics to vaseline or Aquaphor showed no benefit from bacitracin or neosporin. Use of topical antibiotics caused allergic reactions, impaired wound healing, and promoted emergence of resistant bacteria such as MRSA. Care of a wound is determined by its location and size and cause. ...Read more

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Can you use benydral cream for perioral dermitis?

Can you use benydral cream for perioral dermitis?

Not effective: This is not a good choice to treat perioral dermatitis. See your dermatologist for the proper treatment, which may include an oral antibiotic and a topical cream. ...Read more