Is Neosporin safe for babies?

Neosporin should not be used on a child younger than 2 years old without medical advice.

Can you put antibiotic ointment on a baby?

Antibiotic Ointment May Reduce Staph Infections for Newborn Infants. Infants, especially those in intensive care units, are vulnerable to staph infections. Applying an ointment may help them. Newborns are vulnerable to all types of infections, and some are life-threatening.

What can I put on my baby’s cut?

Wash the wound with warm water and rinse. Gently apply a small amount of Cicastela Moisture Recovery Cream. Place a bandage or gauze over the wound. Clean the area daily and apply Cicastela Moisture Recovery Cream until your baby’s wound is fully healed.

What ointment is good for baby wounds?

Research has shown that keeping a scrape well lubricated—not dry—actually speeds up and promotes wound healing. To help the healing along, Dr. Hanlon likes to apply a thin layer of white petrolatum ointment 1-2 times a day with dressing changes until the skin has closed.

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Why is Neosporin bad for kids?

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.

Can I put Neosporin on my 5 month old 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 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.

Can I use Neosporin on my 1 year old?

Neosporin should not be used on a child younger than 2 years old without medical advice.

What antibiotic cream is safe for babies?

NEOSPORIN® + Pain Relief Cream for Kids is a fast-absorbing cream that soothes painful cuts, scrapes, and burns while helping prevent infection.

How do you treat an open wound on a baby?

Washing the wound as needed with mild soap and water after the first 48 hours). Put a very thin layer of antibiotic ointment over the stitches or staples, if directed by your child’s healthcare provider. Avoiding soaking the wound until it’s fully healed.

Can you use Neosporin on open wounds?

While the occasional use of Neosporin is unlikely to cause any harm, the ongoing use of the ointment for every cut, bite, or scrape should be avoided. Moreover, you should never use Neosporin on large areas of skin.

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Can 1 year olds use polysporin?

Are POLYSPORIN® products appropriate for children? POLYSPORIN® Topical Antibiotics are appropriate for all ages.

Can I use antiseptic cream on my baby?

Savlon Antiseptic Cream and Savlon Advanced Healing Cream are suitable for use on children.

Can you put Neosporin on baby’s navel?

If the cord smells bad or seems infected, you can smear a little antibiotic ointment (such as Neosporin®) around and on the base of the cord. You can clean the cord as often as needed, perhaps 3 or 4 times a day.

Can babies use bacitracin?

Bacitracin, neomycin, and polymyxin B topical should not be used on a child younger than 2 years old without medical advice.