Is it OK to use an unopened Neosporin tube?
If the Neosporin is unopened and looks/smells normal when you do open it, it’s fine to use. If it is open and has been open for a while, separates when squeezed from the tube, is discolored or has an odd smell, toss it and get a new one. Why chance it.
How is Neosporin used as a first aid medicine?
Neosporin (for the skin) is a combination medicine used as a first aid antibiotic to prevent infections in minor cuts, scrapes, or burns on your skin. Neosporin may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide. Follow all directions on your medicine label and package.
What are the Common side effects of Neosporin?
Call your doctor at once if you have severe redness or irritation, swelling, pus, oozing, or other signs of infection. Common side effects may include: mild itching or rash; or. minor skin irritation after using the medicine.
Can you use Neosporin ointment on a deep cut?
Do not apply the ointment over large skin areas. Do not use on a deep cut, an animal bite, or a serious burn. Contact your doctor for instructions on how to treat these more severe skin injuries.
Which is the best Neosporin skin care product?
Soothes Painful Cuts, Scrapes, and Burns. NEOSPORIN® + Pain Relief Ointment or Cream provides maximum strength pain relief and effective long-lasting infection protection to kill germs.
What to do if you get Neosporin in Your Eyes?
Avoid getting this medicine in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If this does happen, rinse with water. Avoid applying other creams, lotions, ointments, or other medicated skin products to the same areas you treat with Neosporin.
Is it safe to take Neosporin with an ear infection?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to bacitracin, neomycin, or polymyxin B. Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to take this medicine if you have other medical conditions, especially: chronic ear infections; or. a ruptured (torn) eardrum. It is not known whether Neosporin topical will harm an unborn baby.
When to call the doctor after using Neosporin?
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 7 days of treatment, or if they get worse while using Neosporin. Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Throw away any ointment not used before the expiration date on the medicine label. Save up to 80% on your prescriptions.