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Overview

Introduction

Neosporin Skin Ointment is a combination of two medicines that effectively treats fungal skin infections. It kills infection-causing microorganisms and prevents infection.

Neosporin Skin Ointment is strictly advised for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Apply it only on the affected areas of the skin. Avoid unnecessary sun exposure and cover the treated areas with clothing or use a sunscreen before stepping out in the sun. Drink plenty of water and use moisturizer as it may lead to dryness of mouth, lips, and eyes. It is advised, not to have any cosmetic procedures during the treatment. Use of Neosporin Skin Ointment may lead to a few common side effects like itching, redness, and burning sensation at the application site. If these side effects do not improve with time or worsen, inform your doctor.

Uses of Neosporin Ointment

Neosporin Ointment side effects

Common
  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)

How to use Neosporin Ointment

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and gently massage the ointment. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Neosporin Ointment works

Neosporin Skin Ointment is a combination of three antibiotics: Bacitracin, Neomycin and Polymyxin B. These antibiotics work by killing the bacteria or stopping their growth on the skin. Together, they treat your skin infection effectively.

Neosporin Ointment related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Neosporin Skin Ointment may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Neosporin Skin Ointment is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

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Expert Advice

  • Neosporin Skin Ointment helps treat bacterial skin infections.
  • Use it once or twice daily, or as advised by your doctor. Treatment should be continued until at least two days after the condition has resolved.
  • Do not apply it to broken skin and take care to avoid getting it in your eyes, nose or mouth. 
  • Do not cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor, as this may increase the risk of side effects. 
  • It may cause temporary burning, itching or a redness at application site. This is usually mild. Consult your doctor if you experience a more severe reaction.
  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor. Inform your doctor if your skin problem does not improve even after seven days of treatment.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Neosporin

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Need ointment similar to neosporin(as its not available in stores now) should be economical to buy , not like mupirocin(too costly) , got multiple corn on foot , did laser treatment month back but they are not curing fully please suggest medicine or ointment.
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Skin Specialist
Post pictures of the problem And please don't give specific directions like prescribing a ointment like neosporin , economic to buy and all if ur skin condition demands a better thing to be advised then it has to be done !!!
Pernial infection It is paining too much We have consulted gynecologists she prescribed us Romithrax 150 and nise MDT 100 But no recovery
Dr. Megha Tuli
Gynaecologist
Apply Neosporin ointment to the area as well.
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FAQs

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Neosporin?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. How to use Neosporin?

Follow the directions given by the doctor on the medicine. Apply the medicine thinly and in sufficient quantity to cover the affected areas. Neosporin is usually applied two or three times a day to the affected areas of skin. Wash your hands after using Neosporin, unless it is used for treating skin infection on the hands.

Q. Can I stop taking Neosporin when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Neosporin and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. What precautions need to be taken while using Neosporin?

Neosporin should not be used on the face. Do not use the medication for longer than the advised periods of time. Do not apply a bandage or dressing to the area being treated, as this will increase absorption of the preparation and increase the risk of side effects. This medicine should only be used by the patient and never be given to other people even if their condition appears to be the same.

Q. Will a higher than the recommended dose of Neosporin be more effective?

No, Neosporin will not be more effective if overused. Overusing the medicine can result in too much medicine being absorbed into the body. This may lead to thinning or weakening of the skin and other serious side effects. If you are experiencing increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

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