Bacitracin topical is used alone or in combination with neomycin and polymyxin to treat and prevent superficial and minor skin infections due to wounds, cuts or burns.
How it works
Bacitracin belongs to the class of medications called polypeptide antibiotics. It acts by inhibiting the growth of bacteria in the wounds thereby relieving associated symptoms.
Common side effects
Allergic reaction, Itching, Skin rash
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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
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.