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I have been putting polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) on a burn for the past 3-4 days. Just realized it expired in 2007/2008. Is this in any way dangerous?

Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) The outdated polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) will not hurt you and will be fine to use. Many expiration dates are not scientifically valid. Think of it as an expiration date on a bar of soap. Read more...

Can you put polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) on a hot water burn?

For a second-degree. ... Burn, keep the wound clean and apply a topical antibiotic ointment (e.g., polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) bacitracin, neosporin, triple-antibiotic ointment). Also be sure to get good nutrition so that you have all the necessary building blocks for wound healing. If the wound is not healing soon (i.e., in 1 to 2 weeks), or if it seems like it is getting infected, seek formal medical attention. Read more...

I put local anesthetic and polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) on the site of a burn. After a day, now the pain is gone but there are bubbles on my skin. What should I do?

Skin burn. Use silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream three times a day over the area for a couple days. Keep the area clean and dry. Clean it with saline. Make sure to let your doctor know to keep an eye on the wound to make sure there arent any signs of infection. Read more...
Observe. Could be a 2nd degree burn, which is normal to have blistering. If pain improving, can give it a day or two and see if they reabsorb on their own. Read more...