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My husband needs to be on oxygen 24/7. He was told NOT to use any petroleum based products on his face due to flameability. We use neosporin for EVERYTHING! The inside of his nose is dry and sore due to the constant oxygen. ...
by M. Brown in Philaelphia, PA, 09/07/2007
Will neosporin help heal cold sores on the side of the nose
by cee, 03/15/2012
My 15 pound schnauzer ingested part of a tube of neo-spoin and I did not know if it was harmful to him.
by Jason Johnston in Oklahoma City, OK, 07/15/2010
I just had a mastemocy and not healing too well. my doctro prescribed NEOSPORIN + pAIN AND ALSO MURIROCIN SUBSTITUTED FOR BACTROBAN TO APPLY ON MY WOULD EXTERNAL AND IT IS NOT HEALNG. iI HAVE ALLERGIC TO ANYTHING WITH SULFUR IN IT.....
by MARY BOYLE in lecanto, FL, 04/19/2008
i just want to know if neosporin can safely be used on the inner tissue of the vagina. As embarrassing as it sounds, I was rushing to insert a tampon and forgot I had recently got fake nails and scratched myself. It is uncomfortable and I wanted to kn...
by beth in usa, 02/15/2008
Neosporin (Topical) Drug and Prescription Information
Neosporin (Topical) Medication Classification
BACITRACIN/NEOMYCIN/POLYMYXIN B (On the skin)
Neosporin (Topical) Brandname
Neosporin Neo To Go, Neosporin, Neoporacin, Triple Antibiotic Ointment
Neosporin (Topical) is used for the Treatment
Bacitracin (bas-i-TRAY-sin), Neomycin (nee-oh-MEY-sin), Polymyxin B Sulfate (pol-i-MIX-in B SUL-fate) Prevents infections caused by minor cuts, scrapes, and burns.
When To Not Use Neosporin (Topical)
You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to bacitracin, neomycin, or polymyxin B.
How Should You Use Neosporin (Topical)
- Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
- If you are using this medicine without a prescription, follow the instructions on the medicine label.
- FOR USE ON THE SKIN ONLY. Do not use this medicine in or around your eyes or over large areas of your body. This medicine should not be used in your ears if your eardrum is perforated (torn).
- Clean the wound and apply a small amount of ointment or cream. You may cover the wound with a bandage after putting on the medicine. If a dose is missed:
- If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Proper Neosporin (Topical) Storage
Store Neosporin (Topical) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Neosporin (Topical) and all medications out of the reach of children.
What To Avoid While Using Neosporin (Topical)Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Neosporin (Topical) Warnings
- For more serious wounds such as puncture wounds, animal bites, or severe burns, you should call your doctor before using this medicine.
- You should not use this medicine for more than 7 days, unless your doctor has told you to. If your symptoms do not get better or if they get worse, stop using this medicine and call your doctor.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
Neosporin (Topical) Side Effects
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Rash, hives, swelling, or itching that was not there before you started the medicine. If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Minor skin tingling after putting on the medicine