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    Bacitracin Topical

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    Bacitracin topical uses

    Bacitracin Topical is used in the treatment of bacterial skin infections.

    How bacitracin topical works

    Bacitracin Topical is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming their own protective covering which is required for their survival in the human body.

    Common side effects of bacitracin topical

    Skin rash, Retching, Allergic reaction, Stomach pain, Itching, Inflammation of a vein

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    Expert advice for Bacitracin Topical

    Clean and dry the site of infection before applying bacitracin. 
    Seek immediate medical attention if you develop any severe allergic reactions.
    Do not use topical bacitracin for eyes, deep wounds, animal bites or severe burns.
    Do not use bacitracin unnecessarily and avoid overuse.
    Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

    Frequently asked questions for Bacitracin Topical

    Bacitracin Topical

    Q. Is bacitracin a sulfa drug?

    No, Bacitracin is not a sulfa drug

    Q. Is bacitracin same as neosporin?

    No, Neosporin is a combination of bacitracin, neomycin and polymixin B

    Q. Is bacitracin the same as bactrim?

    No, they are different

    Q. Is bacitracin safe for infants?

    No, Bacitracin may not be safe for use in infants

    Q. Does bacitracin prevent scarring?

    No, Bacitracin may not prevent scarring

    Q. Does bacitracin burn?

    If applied in appropriate manner as prescribed it may not burn however in case of overdose/ hypersensitivity reaction, it may burn

    Q. Does bacitracin clog pores?

    The contents of the ointment (wax) may cause clogging of pores

    Q. Does bacitracin treat MRSA?

    For additional topical infections in MRSA, bacitracin could be used.

    Content on this page was last updated on 27 November, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)