Can you put Neosporin on a 3 month old?

Is Neosporin safe for infants?

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 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. This type of medicine is not used to treat skin problems that are caused by viruses or allergies.

When should you not use Neosporin?

Is Neosporin good for treating burns? Neosporin may help treat a minor burn, but it should never be used on a large area of skin, especially if you have a preexisting skin condition. 8 For serious burns to recover properly, they should be treated by a medical professional.

Why do dermatologists not recommend Neosporin?

It’s the neomycin! 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.

Can you put polysporin on a newborn?

POLYSPORIN® Topical Antibiotics are appropriate for all ages.

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Can I put Neosporin on my baby diaper rash?

Antibiotic ointment (triple antibiotic, bacitracin, or Neosporin® non-prescription) applied 3 times a day usually clears this up quickly; you can safely try this as a home remedy.

What is infant impetigo?

Impetigo (im-puh-TIE-go) is a common and highly contagious skin infection that mainly affects infants and young children. It usually appears as reddish sores on the face, especially around the nose and mouth and on the hands and feet. Over about a week, the sores burst and develop honey-colored crusts.

Does Neosporin heal skin faster?

NEOSPORIN® + Pain, Itch, Scar helps heal minor wounds four days faster** and may help minimize the appearance of scars.

Can you put Neosporin on an open wound?

A first aid antibiotic ointment (Bacitracin, Neosporin, Polysporin) can be applied to help prevent infection and keep the wound moist. Continued care of the wound is also important. Three times a day, wash the area gently with soap and water, apply an antibiotic ointment, and re-cover with a bandage.