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What is the difference between Bacitin and Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) for treating nostril infection?

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Dr. Jason Tompkins
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Oral versus topical

Hello TPinton, Bacitin is a trade name for Bacitracin.
Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) is trade name for neosporin. Both are topical anti-bacterial ointments. If you have a nostril infection, then Canada's drug regulators do not approve of Bacitin for use inside the body: for external use only!. Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) reads "do not use inside the nose unless directed by your physician"

In brief: Oral versus topical

Hello TPinton, Bacitin is a trade name for Bacitracin.
Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) is trade name for neosporin. Both are topical anti-bacterial ointments. If you have a nostril infection, then Canada's drug regulators do not approve of Bacitin for use inside the body: for external use only!. Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) reads "do not use inside the nose unless directed by your physician"
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Dr. Zachary Veres
Family Medicine

In brief: Med question

not a whole lot, equally effective.

In brief: Med question

not a whole lot, equally effective.
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