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What antibiotics cream can be used if having allergy to sulfa and sulfite?

Hi, I m Mary Ann. I just scraped my elbow. It bled some. What antibiotic cream can I use on it, since I have both a sulfa allergy and sulfite sensitivity? I have in my med cabinet something with neomycin sulfate, polymyxin B Sulfate, and pramoxine HCl. Would that be OK?
Mon, 26 May 2014
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Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this bruise that you sustained. There is no need for an antibiotic cream. Please, keep it clean and dry and this would be enough for healing. The wound does not really require any antibiotic for infection prevention or healing.

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