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Can antibiotic ointment be used to seal an open wound once cleaned and clotted?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Doesn't seal

An antibiotic ointment doesn't seal a wound.
It's used to try to prevent infection.

In brief: Doesn't seal

An antibiotic ointment doesn't seal a wound.
It's used to try to prevent infection.
Dr. Joel Gallant
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Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound care

In brief: No

The ointment or cream will only temporarily cover the open area.
The skin seals itself when it it healed.

In brief: No

The ointment or cream will only temporarily cover the open area.
The skin seals itself when it it healed.
Dr. Lauren Romeo
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