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Can I put Neosporin on my husband's stitches?

My husband recently had an esophagectomy. Because of a leak, his JP tube is still in, and stitches have become very painful. I don't believe anything is infected, but wondered if we could put neosporin on them or would it not be good for the stitches themselves?

Wed, 31 Dec 2014
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Hi,
From history it seems that as stitches are very painful there is likely of having some infection in stitches.
It is better to consult doctor who performed this operation.
You can apply Neosporin cream om the stitches after cleaning the part with antiseptic lotion.
Ok and take care.
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