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Is bacitracin to be applied before or after scab removed?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
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In brief: Both.

You could use topical antibiotics both before and after the scab is removed.
It might not penetrate as much with the scab on, but doesn't hurt.

In brief: Both.

You could use topical antibiotics both before and after the scab is removed.
It might not penetrate as much with the scab on, but doesn't hurt.
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology

In brief: BACITRACIN APPLIED

Use Bacitracin before and after the scab is removed for a few days to a week.

In brief: BACITRACIN APPLIED

Use Bacitracin before and after the scab is removed for a few days to a week.
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dr. Jerome Litt
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