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Should i put neosporin on an insect bite?

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Dr. Benjamin Kalm
Pediatrics

In brief: Ointments on bites

Insect or spider bites rarely result in infection.
Using an antibiotic ointment probably won't prevent an infection. However, an ointment of any kind on the surface may help decrease pain as some bites feel worse when exposed to air.

In brief: Ointments on bites

Insect or spider bites rarely result in infection.
Using an antibiotic ointment probably won't prevent an infection. However, an ointment of any kind on the surface may help decrease pain as some bites feel worse when exposed to air.
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