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

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Dr. Charles Breaux
Surgery - Pediatric
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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