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Can I use neosporin instead of baccitin for my son?

Can I use neosporin instead of baccitin for my son?

Neosporin/Bacitracin: Both are very good antibiotics available Over the counter. What's the diagnosis/reason for use? ...Read more

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Can I use neosporin on stitches?

Can I use neosporin on stitches?

Neosporin & Stitches: Infrequent side effects of neosporin + pain relief top:
stinging of skin,
skin inflammation due to a topically applied medication,
redness of skin,
itching,
hives,
rash,
giant hives.
I prefer using aquaphor ointment on stitches. ...Read more

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Can I use neosporin for cement burn?

Can I use neosporin for cement burn?

Yes: Assuming it is not in any sensitive areas such as around the eyes, face, or genitalia. I generally say no to using it on the face or hands because sometimes, in those areas, it can cause a chemical irritation of the skin that could be confused with cellulitis. ...Read more

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Can I use neosporin for vaginal bumps?

Can I use neosporin for vaginal bumps?

Encourage you to: Have this medically evaluated to ensure that there is not a sexually transmitted disease or other type of infection. ...Read more

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Can I use neosporin to cure bumps inside thighs?

Can I use neosporin to cure bumps inside thighs?

May not be the: Best choice. This is a triple antibiotic ointment. It's use can cause some to develop sensitivities to any of the antibiotics in it. This is especially true for neomycin. If you have boils you would want to have this medically evaluated. If you have bumps from frition - antibiotics usually aren't needed. Antibiotics would not be used for a fungal infection. ...Read more

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Can I use neosporin on my vulva?

Can I use neosporin on my vulva?

Neosporin: Not only would I not use neosporin on the volvo are areas but I would not use neosporin. The neomycin in this medicine is potentially sensitizing and can cause an allergic rash. ...Read more

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Earlobe stitches, can I use neosporin?

Earlobe stitches, can I use neosporin?

What did the: Treating physician tell you? Neosporin is a triple antibiotic. It's use can increase your sensitivity to any of the antibiotics it contains (especially neomycin). Did you doctor want you to put anything over your stitches? ...Read more

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Can I use neosporin for an anal fissure?

Can I use neosporin for an anal fissure?

Would not: It is not uncommon to be allergic to this product. This may just make it worse, if that is the case ...Read more

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I have a bump next to my clitoris. It is mildly painful and the size of a pea. What could it be? Can I use neosporin?

I have a bump next to my clitoris. It is mildly painful and the size of a pea. What could it be? Can I use neosporin?

Probable cyst of: Gaerner's duct, or skenes duct. They are benign. Safe to use neosporin. See you gyn dr. If it enlrges or continues to bother you. ...Read more

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Can I use neosporin for my lip?

Can I use neosporin for my lip?

Possibly: You can, especially if there is a wound or crack causing bleeding. However, I don't like neosporin on the face because the neomycin in neosporin has been known o cause a chemical dermatitis. Use polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) for this purpose instead. If using it just for chapped lips, just use chapstick or similar... ...Read more

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Can I use Neosporin on a fever blister?

Can I use Neosporin on a fever blister?

Yes but...: But other than make it moist not do much. There are over the counter preparations that are available but they are symptomatic treatment only. Prescription creams do not do much either...just time they go away. ...Read more

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I got a cut on my eye can I use Neosporin?

I got a cut on my eye can I use Neosporin?

Probably: I assume you mean around your eye. If its very small and there is no separation of the skin edges (i.e. space between the cut skin, cleaning it and a little neosporin should be fine. ...Read more

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Little girl has red crotch, can I use neosporin?

Little girl has red crotch, can I use neosporin?

Umm, that's tough.: Without knowing your daughter's age, without actually seeing the rash, it is tough to know exactly how to advise you. Be careful with neosporin--many have an allergy to this antibiotic cream. Besides, this sounds more like a candidal diaper rash--yeast. Neosporin could actually enable a yeast infection to become more florid. Truly, the best idea (since you're unsure) is to have her seen by an md. ...Read more

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I was prescribed mupirocin 2% for a hole above my anus but the tube is almost gone. Can I use neosporin? I've heard they're pretty much the same

I was prescribed mupirocin 2% for a hole above my anus but the tube is almost gone. Can I use neosporin? I've heard they're pretty much the same

No but: Depends on the bacteria causing the infection. If mupirocin has not worked after a whole tube has been used, there is no harm in trying neosporin which is more effective on organisms other than staph. On the other hand, you also need to find out if there is a fistula (channel) between rectum and the skin near the anus when the problem is persistent. Thus a protology consult may be needed. ...Read more

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I Have a small Non painful bump that somewhat blends into my lip skin, Can I use neosporin for it?

I Have a small Non painful bump that somewhat blends into my lip skin, Can I use neosporin for it?

Uncertain: You did not mention that skin was broken. It may not be related to an infection. Neosporin is for treatment of infections. ...Read more

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I have a boil that popped on my buttocks. Just got on meds for it but it still hurts when I try to take a shower. Can I use Neosporin or Vaseline?

I have a boil that popped on my buttocks. Just got on meds for it but it still hurts when I try to take a shower. Can I use Neosporin or Vaseline?

Everything wrong: It does not matter what you put on the surface. If it is localized and draining, hot soaks may help. Stop clinda. It is not contributing to healing and is a risk for C. Diff. The sooner you stop it the better. Throw away the neosporin. It is totally useless and is a common cause of allergic reactions. ...Read more

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During sex in the shower I got friction burn in my vagina can I use neosporin or something to heal or the relieve the pain?

During sex in the shower I got friction burn in my vagina can I use neosporin or something to heal or the relieve the pain?

Natural Healing: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Dressings and ointments are of no value there. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course. ...Read more

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Every now and then I get paper cut like tears between my vagina and anus. Can I use neosporin to help heal it? It gets itchy but usually it's at night

Every now and then I get paper cut like tears between my vagina and anus. Can I use neosporin to help heal it? It gets itchy but usually it's at night

Skin care: Sure you can use neosporin. You should get a full exam and rule out STDs but if itchy you may have some pruritis caused by soap/cleaning or allergic reaction. Try some Xyzal and 1%hydrocortisone to the area in combo with bacitracin and see MD if no improvement. Check urine preg first. ...Read more

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Can I use neosporin ophthalmic products for pink eye?

Can I use neosporin ophthalmic products for pink eye?

Won't help: Neosporin is bacitracin/neomycin.Polymixin which are all antibiotics. Most pink eye is viral. If ekc may need steroids. Should probably see ophthaklomology. ...Read more

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Can I use neosporin around my eye to cure a stye infection?

Can I use neosporin around my eye to cure a stye infection?

Stye: Stye in eye is usually a self limiting condition. Usually resolves on its own. Warm compresses may help. There is currently no evidence that neosporin would help, Also you can get the medication inside the eye and cause irritation. If stye does not improve on its own in a week, please kindly see an eye specialist (opthalmologist). ...Read more

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I feel like I have a minor tear inside of my anus from many months of RECTAL chlamydia and hard stools. Can I use Neosporin inside of anus? If yes, how deep inside can I use it, a few inches?

I feel like I have a minor tear inside of my anus from many months of RECTAL chlamydia and hard stools. Can I use Neosporin inside of anus? If yes, how deep inside can I use it, a few inches?

Not the best option.: You need to be treated with oral antibiotics. If you haven't, that's the place to start. See a doctor. You need to have an exam to determine what's wrong. The anal region must be cleaned very carefully with unscented baby wipes or moistened wipes after defecation and all residual stool should be cleaned after each BM. No anal sex until healed/cured. Get tested for HPV too ...Read more

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Can I use neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) for a bite on my arm?

Can I use neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) for a bite on my arm?

Yes: The neosporin may help prevent infection. However, if the area is very red and warm, then you should be seen. ...Read more

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Can I use neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) for a dog bite on my forearm?

Can I use neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) for a dog bite on my forearm?

Depends: If it's just a minor, superficial cut, then probably yes. If a larger gash or bleeding, see a doctor to get it evaluated and stitched. All of this also depends on the dog not having rabies. If you don't know the dog, you need to get evaluated by a doctor and have the dog examined. ...Read more

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I have an infected ingrown. Toenail and I am 5 months pregnant. Can I use neosporin and hydrogen peroxide?

I have an infected ingrown. Toenail and I am 5 months pregnant. Can I use neosporin and hydrogen peroxide?

Yes, but they are: Unlikely to work. What needs to occur, most likeli, is to remove the wedge of the nail going into the skin. It's not hard but you will need some local anesthetic. It should then regrow normally. Your OB may feel comfortable doing it, not hard. A podiatrist would be a sure thing, most primary care docs can do it as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long can I use neosporin on my scrotum for to cover a draining staph infection? And should it be covered all day or let it breathe?

How long can I use neosporin on my scrotum for to cover a draining staph infection? And should it be covered all day or let it breathe?

Neosporin: There is no set time that you have to stop using neosporin, but most otc meds will have a comment that says if it does not go away within a few days or weeks, please see your doctor. If you thinks it's staph, make sure a doctor sees it. Also, neosporin can cause topical allergies in some people. ...Read more