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

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

These are not the same class of medications and cannot be used interchangeably.

In brief: No

These are not the same class of medications and cannot be used interchangeably.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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