Is triple antibiotic ointment safe for babies?

Is it safe to use Neosporin on toddlers?

Neosporin should not be used on a child younger than 2 years old without medical advice.

Is bacitracin ointment safe for babies?

Bacitracin is not expected to harm an unborn baby. It is not known whether bacitracin passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to use this medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

What is triple antibiotic ointment used for?

Triple-antibiotic ointment (TAO) is a safe and effective topical agent for preventing infections in minor skin trauma. The formulation contains neomycin, polymyxin B and bacitracin in a petrolatum base.

Can you put hydrogen peroxide on baby skin?

Do not use alcohol, iodine, mercurochrome, hydrogen peroxide or similar agents to clean the wound. They will cause pain and irritation and will not clean the wound any better than clean water.

Does bacitracin help diaper rash?

Nystatin, miconazole, clotrimazole and ketaconazole are commonly used medicines for the treatment of diaper rashes caused by yeast. Mupirocin and bacitracin are commonly prescribed for the treatment of bacterial skin infections in the diaper area.

Can you put Neosporin on a baby scratch?

If the wound is superficial, a dab of triple-antibiotic ointment, such as Neosporin, may help speed healing, says Greg Stockton, health and safety expert for the American Red Cross. Look for signs of infection over the next few days.

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