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Is Neosporin Safe To Use On Stitches

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Dr. Robert Galamaga MD

can I put Neosporin on dissolvable stitches or does it degrade them ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Robert Galamaga ( Hematologist)
Dr.  Karl Logan MD

I gouged my arm on a storm door handle two days ago. No stitches it stopped bleeding. I have been washing it and applying Neosporin . It looks like its healing, but still hurts . The wound is oozing and ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Karl Logan ( Orthopaedic Surgeon)
Dr. Jasvinder Singh MD

much. I feel like putting something thicker like Vaseline or neosporin would be more effective and relieving but am concerned about dissolvable stitches inside my nose. I assume if Vaseline or... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Jasvinder Singh ( Internal Medicine Specialist)
Dr. Klarida Papaqako MD

I tripped and fell hitting my lip on the floor. I have a small puncture wound from my tooth on the inside of my upper lip . I put ice on it and antiseptic cream ( neosporin ) It stopped bleeding quickly ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Klarida Papaqako ( General & Family Physician)
Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta MD

i cut my finger on wednesday night and got three stitches. was told to clean once a day and put bandaid w neosporin on it. however my finger has recently gotten more and more painful with a throbbing ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta ( General & Family Physician)

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Dr. Varinder Joshi MD

Had skin cancer surgery on my nose. Dr wants me to use Vaseline on the dissolvable stitches instead of neosporin. He said Vaseline is just as effective as neosporin & will prevent the... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Varinder Joshi ( General & Family Physician)
Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani MD

. I have been applying neosporin on top of the stitches per instructions but was wondering how best to clean the stitches to prevent infection and will too much neosporin cause sutures to... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani ( General & Family Physician)
Dr. Shama MD

appearance when washed. I placed Neosporin on it and after awhile it seems to have a jelly like appearance. I f I hold off on the Neosporin, it seems to dry up with some light blood some areas, and some ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Shama ( General & Family Physician)
Dr.   Parth Goswami MD

I had a vasectomy on the 15th and one side healed really fast and the stitches came out. The other side did not heal so fast but my stitches came out and is open but not ruptured... There is no pus or ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Parth Goswami ( Pathologist and Microbiologist)
Dr. ARCHANA MD

I got stitches above my eyebrow 2 days ago. I have kept it dry and just cleaned dried blood off with peroxide and saline solution. It is very tingly. Is it safe or okay to apply neosporin now and ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. ARCHANA ( Anesthesiologist)