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What's the difference between neosporin and polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment?

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Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology
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In brief: Neomycin

Neosporin contains bacitracin, polymyxin and neomycin.
Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) contains just the first 2 of these. Neomycin is a common allergan so many people react with a contact allergy dermatitis to neosporin.

In brief: Neomycin

Neosporin contains bacitracin, polymyxin and neomycin.
Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) contains just the first 2 of these. Neomycin is a common allergan so many people react with a contact allergy dermatitis to neosporin.
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