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.
Can you put antibiotic ointment on a baby?
You can put an antibiotic ointment or cream on your child’s skin. Or your child can take pills by mouth to kill bacteria in the skin or pores.
Can you use Neosporin on a baby?
Can I use NEOSPORIN® First Aid Antibiotics on my baby? While there is no age limit for Original NEOSPORIN® First Aid Antibiotics, including NEO TO GO!®, we always recommend contacting your physician before treating babies or young children under 2 years of age.
Can bacitracin be used for kids?
Use on your child’s skin only. Keep out of your child’s mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn). Wash your hands before and after use. Clean affected part before use.
Is Neosporin with pain relief safe for babies?
Neosporin should not be used on a child younger than 2 years old without medical advice.
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.
Is hydrogen peroxide safe for babies ears?
If your pediatrician says it’s a good way to clean baby ears, you may get a prescription. There are also several brands sold over the counter that your doctor may recommend. Sometimes the doctor will recommend a diluted hydrogen peroxide solution when parents ask about how to clean baby ears.
Why do dermatologists not recommend Neosporin?
Neomycin frequently causes allergic reactions of the skin called contact dermatitis. It can cause the skin to become red, scaly, and itchy. The more Neosporin you use, the worse the skin reaction gets. Neomycin is such a common allergen that it was named Allergen of the Year in 2010.
When should you not use bacitracin?
You may use bacitracin to treat minor skin injuries. However, you should not use this medication to treat deep cuts, puncture wounds, animal bites, serious burns, or any injuries that affect large areas of your body.
Does bacitracin help heal faster?
Both Neosporin and the generic triple antibiotic contain three antibiotics: Neomycin, Polymyxin B, and Bacitracin. These antibiotics are promoted for minor cuts and scrapes. Most people feel that triple antibiotic “prevents infection,” “helps wounds heal faster,” and “helps prevent scarring.” That is just not true!
How long should you use bacitracin?
Do not use this product for longer than 1 week unless directed by your doctor. Stop using this medication and tell your doctor right away if your condition persists after a few days, or if it worsens, or if you develop a rash or an allergic reaction.
Is triple antibiotic ointment safe for babies?
Triple Antibiotic should not be used on a child younger than 2 years old without medical advice.
What cream heals cuts fast?
Ointments include NEOSPORIN® + Pain, Itch, Scar,* which provides 24-hour infection protection. NEOSPORIN® + Pain, Itch, Scar helps heal minor wounds four days faster** and may help minimize the appearance of scars.