Why is Neosporin not recommended?

It’s the neomycin! Neomycin frequently causes allergic reactions of the skin called contact dermatitis. It can cause the skin to become red, scaly, and itchy. The more Neosporin you use, the worse the skin reaction gets.

Does bacitracin help heal faster?

Both Neosporin and the generic triple antibiotic contain three antibiotics: Neomycin, Polymyxin B, and Bacitracin. These antibiotics are promoted for minor cuts and scrapes. Most people feel that triple antibiotic “prevents infection,” “helps wounds heal faster,” and “helps prevent scarring.” That is just not true!

Is there a better ointment than Neosporin?

Alternatives. Petroleum jelly products, such as Vaseline, can be good alternatives to bacitracin or Neosporin. The jelly keeps wounds from drying out, which can prevent or ease itching and other unpleasant symptoms.

Is bacitracin the same as Bactroban?

Treats certain skin infections and kills bacteria in the nose. Compared to over-the-counter first aid topical antibiotics, Bactroban (mupirocin) can kill a larger variety of bacteria and is a good alternative if you’re allergic to certain ingredients in OTC products.

What is the difference between bacitracin and bacitracin zinc?

Bacitracin zinc is a medicine that is used on cuts and other skin wounds to help prevent infection. Bacitracin is an antibiotic, a medicine that kills germs.

Can you put bacitracin on an open wound?

Bacitracin or Polysporin ointment is OK to use for 1-2 weeks 5. Cover the wound with a band-aid or nonstick gauze pad and paper tape.

Is bacitracin the same as Bacitracin Zinc?

Bacitracin zinc is a medicine that is used on cuts and other skin wounds to help prevent infection. Bacitracin is an antibiotic, a medicine that kills germs. Small amounts of bacitracin zinc are dissolved in petroleum jelly to create antibiotic ointments.

Is bacitracin the same as triple antibiotic ointment?

Is bacitracin and triple antibiotic ointment the same? Not quite. Triple antibiotic ointment is the same as Neosporin and contains bacitracin along with two other antibiotics, polymyxin, and neomycin. Bacitracin only contains bacitracin.

Which is stronger bacitracin or mupirocin?

After 72 to 96 hours of treatment, the organism was eradicated in 15 (94%) of 16 by mupirocin and in 8 (44%) of 18 by bacitracin (P = . 0031). Similar efficacy was demonstrated at 30 days. Mupirocin may be more effective than bacitracin for eradication of S.

Which ointment is best for wound healing?

Wound Care Step 5: Use Ointment Gently rub a thin layer of antibiotic ointment like Neosporin or Polysporin over the cut. It won’t help you heal faster, but it will keep an infection away. It also lets your skin stay moist.