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So using antibiotic ointment for inside my nose is ok?
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
8 doctors agree
In brief: In general yes
I frequently have my patients use antibiotic ointment in their nose.
I just don't like them to use antibiotic appointments that contained neomycin. Neomycin sometimes can cause sensitivity and allergic reactions.

In brief: In general yes
I frequently have my patients use antibiotic ointment in their nose.
I just don't like them to use antibiotic appointments that contained neomycin. Neomycin sometimes can cause sensitivity and allergic reactions.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Russell Faust
In my experience, most of the grease-based ointments (like vaseline) are uncomfortable when used inside the nose. Some patients tell me that Aquaphor (water-based ointment) is more comfortable. But: as Dr. Astrachan points out, when used over time, ointments containing antibiotics can cause a local irritation, or even allergic reaction.
Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees
In brief: When appropriate-
When one has an active infection or as a peri operative "bundle" to avoid a hospital acquired infection, yes.
However, using abx ointment daily, without a clear reason or duration of therapy, it is not ok- the development of antibiotic - resistant organism will result.

In brief: When appropriate-
When one has an active infection or as a peri operative "bundle" to avoid a hospital acquired infection, yes.
However, using abx ointment daily, without a clear reason or duration of therapy, it is not ok- the development of antibiotic - resistant organism will result.
Dr. John Leander Po
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Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine
In brief: Yes
It will be ok to use that.

In brief: Yes
It will be ok to use that.
Dr. Andrew Oswari
Dr. Andrew Oswari
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