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Triple Antibiotic Ointment?
Bacitracin Zinc
Neomycin sulfate
Polymyxin B sulfate
Is there any Anti-fungle component here?
  NO....anti-bacterial only and normally for skin infections. Antifungals are things like Tinactin or al ot of other over the counter types for jock itch, female vaginal infections, yeast infections.
Sassy OLD Broad
Should I use neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates for my ear?
5 years agoI had surgery for a hole in the ear drum. They closed the hole but now 5yrs later my ear starting to hurt and I couldn't sleep. So I visited my doctor and he said I have a ear infection and he gave me neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates drops. Should I use the drops and if yes do they burn or hurt? I am a pain f
Gary Roberts
Can i use this instead of neosporin?
I cut offs skin tag and iI want to put neosporin on it but we dont hve any. I looked around the house and found something called fougera and it says "triple antibiotic ointment (neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates and bacitracin zinc ointment USO) uses: first aid to help prevent infection in minor cuts,scrapes, Burns" sounds like I can use it right?
  you should be fine
Jessica A
Question about ear drops called neomycin and polymyxin B sulfates and hydrocortisone?
I went to the doctor because I had a blind pimple in my ear but wanted to make sure there was no infection.... The nurse noticed a little swelling and ear wax build up.... The nurse gave me neomycin and polymyxin B sulfates and hydrocortisone ear drops.... My ear was fine until I used the drops.... I used the first drops last night at 10:00 p.m. and my ear has been blocked since... It feels like there could be water in there and I have done everything to get it out...

My question is has this happened to anyone?? Is this normal with ear drops??? Any more suggestions on how to get the water out and this blockage to go away??? I can't hear out of my ear
  yes, its normal but if you still feel that blocking after few hours then please do consult that nurse again.
in the mean time just clean slowly your ears with ear bud to absorb that liquid.
Gooden G
is neomycin sulfate and bacitracin zinc ointment can heal cat wound
i have doubt that is neomycin sulfate and bacitracin zinc ointment can heal cat cat neck is bitted by animal.and it get wounded and blood is this oinment can heal my cat wound.sine itz a oinment cat is suking it by tongue.and cannot apply properly on its wound.can you please suggest a method to care her wound and heal it
I'm uncircumcised, and I sort of over masturbated, and since I don't use lubricant, the skin of the penis became irritated and starting peeling off. So now I'm using "Triple Aintibiotic Ointment" on it to prevent infection. (Polymyxin B sulfate - Bacitracin Zinc - Neomycin Sulfate)
What would happen if I left the antibiotic ointment on for extended periods of time? Like if I went to sleep with it, would anything harmful or negative happen? How often should I "renew" the ointment?

Thanks for your answers.
Gdkshhgj G
  no ,just as long as you wash yourself down there and keep it clean, and use the med afterward don't keep it on any longer than over night wash and put med on,it should be find ,but if any swelling ,red and painful you need to see your Dr,
Which diseases are resistant to Cephalosporin, griseofulvin,Bacitracin, and Polymyxin B?
  You are asking about antibiotics (cephalosporins, bacitracin, polymyxin B) and antimycotics (griseofulvin). Actually, any germ can develop resistance to any antibiotic treatment. Plus, cephalosporins is a group of antibiotics, with 4 generations and each generation differs in efficacy against bacteria.
what is neomycin and polymyxin B sulfates and hydrocortisone?
what is normal dosage and what is it used for?
Robin P
  Neomycin and Polymixin B sulfates are OTC topical antibiotics; hydrocortisone is an OTC antinflammatory. These medications are often found together in cream and/or unguent form. They are used to prevent infection in minor cuts, abrasions, superficial burns, insect bites, etc. They are to be applied to the affected area 2-to-3 times a day; if condition doesn't improve within 5 days or seems to get worse, you should discontinue use and consult a physician.
eomycin and polymyxin b sulfates?
5 years agoI had surgery for a hole in the ear drum. They closed the hole but now 5yrs later my ear starting to hurt and I couldn't sleep. So I visited my doctor and he said I have a ear infection and he gave me neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates drops. Should I use the drops and if yes do they burn or hurt? I am a pain f
Gary Roberts
Can i use Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Hydro Otic solution if im am allergic to e-mycin?
Concerned Mother
dr sachpw
neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates and hydrocortisone otic suspension?
Can this be used as a medicine for pink eye?
  No, the "otic" part means it's intended for your ear (to treat an ear infection). Don't use this in your eye.

Neomycin and polymyxin B sulfates are antibiotics. Hydrocortisone is a corticosteroid anti-inflammatory.

If you have conjunctivitis (pinkeye) it's best to see a physician and get an optic (eye) solution.
shelf life of neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates and hydrocortisone otic suspension usp?
tony k
  The actual expiration date should be printed on the bottle. That expiration date is for an unopened bottle. Once the bottle seal has been opened, the contents are no longer sterile and have been exposed to the environment, which over time leads to deterioration and decreased effectiveness.

Each state's pharmacy board determines whether a discard date is required on the prescription label. Most states mandate 1 year (or less). This is an arbitary date although it is based on studies that have shown that regardless of storage conditions most drugs will still be potent after one year. However, this is for the most stable dosage forms, tablets and capsules. Sterile ear or eye drops are less stable once opened and some manufacturers suggest discarding 3 to 6 months after opening.

Hope this helps.

Rick the pharmacist
I think I a penis foreskin condition called Balanitis! (I think)
according to this -->
foreskin dryness, red burn areas under foreskin, flaking genitals. Now I bought a med, for my chappy lips seems to be more or less same symptoms(like eczema). Life brand Antibiotic Ointment Bacitracin Zinc and Polymyxin B sulfate ointment USP (Prvents infection&aids healing of minor cuts, scrapes & burns) Each gram contains Bacitracin Zinc 500 units and Polymyxin B Sulfate 10,000 units. Also contains white petrolatum.I tried some (very little on a small area) yesterday night and it seemed to work for a few hours(put I put very little so yea). No secondary effects. Should I continue using this med? yes I know I have to see a doc but its sunday and appointment takes 1 week to get, I need relief. so by that time I get the appointment itll be monday next.

ONLINE DOCS AND NURSES PLEASE HELP I rly need to know if this thing is okay to apply everywhere (and yea ill go see a doc soon but it flakes and gets sore and tight and red if I dont treat it meanwhile)
  It certainly sounds like balanitis or a yeast infection.

I'm not sure you should be using that ointment - it might help now, but it could also make things worse later. There are things you could try.

First, make sure you pull back your foreskin and wash under there every time you take a shower/bath. Only use water, as it's possible that if you used soap on your foreskin/penis, that could be the cause of your balanitis. Some soaps are just too harsh for the sensitive skin there, so try not using any soap for a few days. When you're done, make sure you dry the area gently with a towel or let it "air dry" for a minute or two before returning your foreskin back over the glans (penis head).

When you urinate, pull back your foreskin and when you're done, wipe the last drops of urine on either a piece of toilet paper or the back of your hand (you're going to wash your hands anyway). This will help prevent drops of urine from remaining under your foreskin which could sometimes make balanitis/yeast infections a bit worse.

Next, you could try applying body lotion to the affected area. If it's dry, flaky, itchy, etc, applying lotion to where that's happening could help. Lastly, drink cranberry juice and eat yogurt, as these foods help the body fight off yeast infections.

I hope this helps. If it doesn't clear or get better within 2-3 days, then call your doctor. He/she will have some kind of antibacterial/antifungal cream for the area. Oh, and it may be a good idea to abstain from masturbating or sex until you're foreskin's back to normal as friction can make things worse.
Does polysporin antibiotic ointment help get rid of brown spots?
Bacitracin Zinc and Polymyxin B Sulfate ointment
the best
  No. Antibiotics are for infections, and brown spots are not infections.
deb s
My cat scratched my eye ?
My eye is just a little bit watery , and it kinda hurts , i don't want to tell my mom , because i don't want my cat to get in trouble, because my cat has been a little naughty lately . My question is , could it be dangerous ? dad is a doctor and he told me to use his ''neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates and gramicidin ophthalmic solution usp'' its neosporin for the eyes and its double anti-biotics

  ummm go to the doctor...better to be safe than sorry
Jason Murphy
Is Bacitracin to be applied even after scab was removed?
Basically, I had a scab on my face and I used bacitracin on it. When the scab fell off, I have this pinkish color crater thing. It's small but noticeable up close. Do I continue to use bacitracin as recommended by the doctor or stop use once the scab is off?
Look Its Jay
  Is your priority concealing or healing?

If it's concealing, I'd use a decent men's face cream, which are designed to soothe, protect, and moderately heal minor scrapes from shaving. There are a million in any Walgreens with the shaving supplies.

If healing's your top priority, I'd sooner think an Antiobiotic Cream like Neosporin than Bacetracin on an opened wound.
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At home treatment for corneal abrasion?
I have been to the doctor for this before, and I was prescribed an antibiotic eyedrop. (Neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates and hydrocortisone opthalmic suspension)
Now I have been using saline solution and a little visine, along with the antibiotic/antihistamine eye drops. What should I be doing in the meantime? I want to kill myself this hurts so bad.
  hmm. how do you know its an abrasion? i have many, many patients think thats what they have b/c it feels like other things. cant really go by feeling.

if you're a contact lens wearer, its probably not an abrasion.

*IF* it were to be an abrasion, you could:

1) wear contacts (believe it or not)
2) pressure patch

the problem with those 2 are: if its not an abrasion but rather an infectious or inflammatory problem, then you could be causing great harm by doing one of those.

why not go to the eye doc? just to make sure
Does anybody know if Ciloxan (eye oitment) and Neomycin & Polymyxin B are cancerous? Please help:(?
I used these together intensivly

now I am having breast eyes felt like they
"hardned up" now my breast are harder, shriveled up and itch constantly

could it be cancer from using this? I know some eye medications are know to cause cancer..are these one of them?

please help :(
Natasha G
  I've never heard anything like that- you may have a "mycin" or other allergy where you wouldn't be able to take any medication in that family. And honestly, there's so much stuff out there that you don't know what they're putting in it- your makeup, body lotion, chapstick...I think we'll all have cancer eventually. See your MD if you're worried about your breasts, though.
Continued use of ear drops until it is empty?
I am using a Bausch and Lomb otic suspension with neomycin and polymyxin B sulfates and hydrocortisone.

Rx says instill 5 drops 4 times a day. The oral med is gone. should I continue with the suspension until it is gone ?
Rx does not give an end date. Doc did not specify to use until out or not.
  Does it say to do that on the bottle?
Did your doctor tell you different?

Those are your answers.
getcha tissues ready
Is Rx Bacitracin for opthalmic use the same as Bacitracin Zinc?
I was given an Rx but I already have a couple packets of Bacitracin Zinc. Are they the same?
This is going on the eyelid, not actually in the eye, BTW.
ɹǝʇl∀ Ego
  They aren't exactly the same, but I don't know if the topical one would hurt except that I'm sure it would burn like hell if you got it in your eye. I'd recommend getting the ophthalmic one, or the pharmacist might be able to tell you in the store because he or she would have the package inserts that they could check and see just how different they are.

The concentration of bacitracin is the same according to what I can find, but my concern is that the inactive ingredients may not be appropriate for use in or around the eye.
What is a very good cream for a cat scratch not to turn into a scar?
I've been putting an antibiotic oitnetment with polymyxin B sulfate/bacitracin zinc/neomycyn sulfate.

I need something that will really work, I don't want any more scars!! :(( the scratch just occurred 5mins ago
It's not a deep one, it's a small one.. but still :(
It's two.
one is about an inch, and the other is an inch & 1/2 long
That Girl
Bacterial Conjunctivitis?
My doctor prescribed me Zylet,it's working ok but i was wondering what is better for bacterial conjunctivitis Zylet or Tobradex?? 2nd Question: Does Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Dexamethasone work for conjunctivitis??
  I usually prefer Zylet. Zylet is tobramycin + loteprednol, and Tobradex is tobramycin + dexamethasone. The tobramycin is the antibiotic. Dexamethasone and loteprednol are both anti-inflammatory agents, but loteprednol has a lower incidence of raising the pressure in your eyes. All three (Tobradex, Zylet, and neo/polyB/dex) are acceptable for bacterial conjunctivitis, though your doctor usually has a preference (as I do) from their experience and from keeping up with recent studies.

Can I use this bottle of previously prescribed antibiotic eyedrops for pink eye?
I had pink eye last year and the doctor prescribed "Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Dexamethasone Ophthalmic Suspension LSP". In fact, I'm not really sure if this is the antibiotic so I'd like confirmation on that, too. If it is, could I use it right now for my eye? Will it clear up by tomorrow? I can't miss school on Monday! (new semester)
  I wouldnt. Chances are that the medication is out of date, check that it should be on the bottle. But if you are one of the people who put the dropper on your eye to get the eye drop in, there is already pink eye in the medication, and you'd just be reinfecting yourself.
You dont have to miss school monday, just tell anyone who asks, you poked your self. just dont touch that eye for anything, not even makeup sorry!!
red eyes very dry like sand is in them, itching and irritated been to reg doc and was given eye drops?
neomycin and polymyxin B sulfates and dexamethasone eye drops. He does not have pink eye or anything in his eyes. Doctor does not know exactly what is wrong, suspects allergies. He has some allergies but , not bad. He said if it does not get better then he will have to go to eye doc maybe.
To any eye doc out there.....What could this be? I am not asking for a diagnosis but, mainly what kind of things could cause this? They have been like this for a month and a half and he has been on drops for 2 weeks, with very little to no releif.......THANKS
  If his eyes don't get better soon, take him to an eye doctor. When I was a teen, my eye turned red, it mattered, especially at night, and it felt like I had sand in them. It turned out being herpes in the eye. Yes, the virus that causes cold sores on the lips can infect the eyes too if your immune system is run down. If herpes in the eye isn't treated immediately, you can lose your eye.
Ear infection, weird substance coming out of my ear, should i be worried?
I have been taking azithromycin tablets and Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Hydrocortisone Otic ear drops treating my ear infection for 4 days now. There is this pink ear waxy substance that is coming out of my ear now, I was just wondering if anyone knows if this is a bad sign or maybe just a sign to show that its healing. Thank you for any help you can give!
  You shouldn't have anything coming out of your ear. If it's a pink waxy "stuff" it could be tainted with blood. I would suggest you call your doctor and ask him.
Is it too late to form a scab? Should I discontinue use of antibiotic ointment?
Okay, so about 1 week ago, I preformed salabrasion on a tattoo of mine. I rubbed the tattoo until it got red/slightly bloody. I intended on leaving it alone to heal, but when my fiance came home and saw what i had done to myself (lol) he wasn't pleased, at ALL and demanded we go out to get bandaids and ointments. Since then, I have been applying Triple Antibiotic Ointment, which contains bacitracin zinc, neomycin sulfate, and polymyxin b sulfate.
Here is my problem- I *believe* that in order for the tattoo to lighten or "be removed", it has to form a scab, and then ink will come out in the scab.. However, after one week, I still haven't formed a scab on the inked area. I had some slight scabbing around the area (I had a red ring surrounding the area for a couple days and is still kind of there but less drastic) but none on the actual inky part of the skin. . the skin around it looks kind of raw and it appears as though the pores/hair follicles in the area are more visible than usual. Is it too late for the wound to scab? Should I discontinue the use of the ointment? I would hate to think I did all this for nothing and will be back at square one the next time I attempt this.. I had already planned on doing this multiple times until I was happy with the results, but did I ruin the chances of removing ink this time around(via scabbing) by using the ointment?
How do I get the area to scab??
marlena cupcake
  Use of antibiotic ointment is part of the salabrasioi process when it is done correctly. You need to leave a gauze bandage with antibiotic ointment on the area for three days after you do the salabrasion. Then you remove the dressing, cover the skin with salt, and do another antibiotic dressing for another three days. After the second three days you remove the gauze dressing and the skin will appear leathery and rough. The dead skin will begin to separate from the healthy skin underneath it within five days pulling the tattoo away with it, and the color will naturally leave the tattoo. It doesn't have anything to do with scabs. Before you attempt something like this you need to be very sure of the process and to take precautions to avoid infection. Your fiance had the right idea.
Bitten by red imported fire ants, what else should I put on to help the itching/swelling?
Yesterday I was walking & accidently stepped into a fire ant nest. I have about 15-25 bites on my right foot. Once I looked down & saw the ants crawling on my foot, I ditched my shoe & ran dragging my foot through the grass. There was a lot of burning. About 30 -60 min later I got home & washed my foot with cold water & soap. I didnt think it was a big deal & didnt look into it more, but I put Lanabiotic (bacitracin, neomycin sulfate, polymyxin B sulfate, pramoxine HCl, aloe, benzoic acid, mineral oil, petrolatum, silica, tocopheryl acetate) on the bites the same day i got them.

Its been 1 day & I can confirm i dont have a serious allergy to fire ant bites but the swelling hasnt gone down and I havent gotten the pustules yet... all articles i read said that pustules formed about 30-60 minutes after the bite? I put bleach and water on my foot (perhaps too late to work now) and more Lanabiotic. I'm putting baking soda + water on my foot after the bleach settles in. What else can i do?
Also I havent experienced any stinging from the sites of the bites except just when I got stung by the ants. My only problem is swelling/itching. I experience occasional burning but its not much and it actually feels quite good (seems to sooth the itching - idk if its the medicine or the venom)
  I also was bit by fire ants, my sympathy goes out to you. The only thing that helped me was to put ice on it to take away the pain and swelling. You could also try white willow bark, it relieves pain and reduces inflamation.
Can bacitracin ointment heal genital herpes lescions?
My bestfriend would apply bacitracin ointment on the lescions when she gets her genital herpes outbreaks and she said its helps in healing it faster. Also, she had had sex with her husband in the past when the lescions weren't completely healed and her husband hasn't contracted the STD yet. Would it be that the bacitracin helped kill the virus?
  u are not supposed to put any kind of ointment on the blisters. i would think it could make your genitals very sensitive or irriitated. just let them dry up and don't put anything on it. bacitracin will not kill the virus. since it is a virus it is now in her blood and will be there permanently for the rest of her life. she should take some meds like valtrex to help heal the outbreaks faster, to help control them and prevent spreading herpes.
Ear infection healed with amoxicillin caps and drops with neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates and hydrocort susp
Could one specify the type of infection given what cured it? Does it narrow the set of possible causes? Best guess, what is the most likely culprit?

I am 36 and this was the first ear infection I have had since I was 6. So I was a bit worried at first. I went to the doctor after 2 days of symptoms... earache, pain in the eustachian tube area below the ear. I had used Q-tips regularly inside the ear canal with care... meaning not hitting the eardrum. Doc said to stop that which I have and will never do again.

Just curious as to what bug might do this and how to avoid it if possible.
  The Q-tips caused the problem. Don't use them ever again.
Robert J
Loss of Hearing after ear infection?
I had an ear infection a week ago and the Doctor prescribed me Bactrim DS Tablets 800/160 to take 1 tablet twice daily for 5 days. And prescribed me Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates And Hydrocortisone Otic Suspension, USP Drops to take 4 times a day. I am done with the medicine and now i have loss of hearing in both ears. What should I do??/ Im done with the medicine. I am 16 years old.
Danny Rehan
  Absent tenderness of the outer ear or discharge of pus through ruptured eardrums, your probable loss of hearing is due to fluid/mucus trapped behind the ear drums after a middle ear infection.

In this setting the ear drops are irrational and are adding to your sense of hearing loss, and should be stopped.

The clearing of your ears requires drainage of the snot down your eustachian tubes into your throat (nasopharynx).

Best OTC intervention would be guaifenesin/pseudoephedrine

Merry Xmas,

-ENT MD x30y

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