Can triple antibiotic ointment be used w sulfa allergy?

Triple trouble. I don't know of any cross-reactivity between sulfa and triple antibiotic ointments (combo of neomycin, polymyxin and bacitracin) however it is important to know that contact allergy to these antibiotics particularly neomycin is very common.

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Can you tell me of any allergies to triple antibiotic ointment?

Yes. TAO containing bacitracin, polymyxin B, and neomycin are widely available OTC and are generally regarded as safe and effective treatments for superficial skin infections. On occasion, these products can lead to allergic reactions ranging from localized contact dermatitis to very rarely life-threatening anaphylaxis. Read more...

I have a sulfa allergy and typically have a bad reaction anytime I use any antibiotic ointment. What would be the best for a slightly infected i?

Eye antibiotics. Other than sulfa, antibiotics for eye infection include erythromycin eye ointment and tobramycin eye drops. There should be no cross reaction with your sulfa allergy. Read more...
No antibiotic. If your question refers to an eye infection that appears mild, watchful observation only is required since most infections are viral and resolve spontaneously. If your symptoms appear to be recurrent a different etiology is to be determined. . Read more...