7 doctors weighed in:

Can I use neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) for stitches?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Is ok

I generally use a silver dressing.

In brief: Is ok

I generally use a silver dressing.
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Dr. Barry Cohen
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not a fan

15% of population has a skin rash to neomycin, one of the 3 antibiotics in neosporin.
I prefer Bacitracin or polymixin.

In brief: Not a fan

15% of population has a skin rash to neomycin, one of the 3 antibiotics in neosporin.
I prefer Bacitracin or polymixin.
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Dr. Martin Tyson
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Can do

Depends really on what the injury/procedure and dressing placed initially.
Assuming it was a simple cut that was sutured, sure, neosporin will be fine. Sometimes more elaborate dressings are used containing silver etc, so wouldn't be necessary then.

In brief: Can do

Depends really on what the injury/procedure and dressing placed initially.
Assuming it was a simple cut that was sutured, sure, neosporin will be fine. Sometimes more elaborate dressings are used containing silver etc, so wouldn't be necessary then.
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Dr. Daniel Careaga
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No problem

Depending on where the laceration is.
.. Keep neosporin out of the eyes and mucous membranes.

In brief: No problem

Depending on where the laceration is.
.. Keep neosporin out of the eyes and mucous membranes.
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