Neosporin Research Paper

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Neosporin is a topical antibiotic that comes in both a cream and ointment form. Neosporin consists of three different antibiotics, neomycin sulfate, polymyxin B sulfate and bacitracin, which are antibiotics that kill bacteria on the skin. Neosporin is used to prevent the introduction of infection and aid healing of minor cuts, scrapes, and burns. This product prevents/treats only bacterial skin infections. It will not work for other types of skin infections. Cream form is best when covering large areas of the skin or to avoid the greasiness associated with an ointment. Moist skin lesions, such as eczema or poison ivy, are best treated with a cream. Ointment form is best when treating dry skin conditions, such as psoriasis. The product comes in the form of a …show more content…

Ointments may be better to use on sensitive skin since many creams are manufactured with sensitizing preservatives. Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Before you are applying, wash the skin area with soap and water and then dry it thoroughly. Do not apply the ointment over large skin areas. This product is not intended for deep cuts, an animal bites, or serious burns. This product can be applied up to 3 times per day. Cover the wound with a bandage if desired. The wound should be cleansed, and a new bandage should be applied each time you apply the product. Use the ointment for as many days as recommended on the label or by your doctor, even if your symptoms start getting better. Symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Neosporin shouldn’t be used on children younger than two years. If a dose is missed, simply apply the missed dose as soon as possible. An overdose is not harmful. Do not take by mouth. Neosporin is for use only on your skin. Avoid getting the product in eyes, nose, or

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