Triple Antibiotic Ointment
Triple Antibiotic Ointment
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For mild infections and skin irritations
Helps to reduce swelling, itching, and redness
Works on dogs and cats

Triple Antibiotic Ointment

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At a Glance
For mild infections and skin irritations
Helps to reduce swelling, itching, and redness
Works on dogs and cats

Little cuts can become a big hassle if they get infected. Treat them with Triple Antibiotic Ointment. It helps to reduce swelling, redness, and itching on cuts and skin irritations. Your pet will be happier with the soothing relief of Triple Antibiotic Ointment, and you'll be happier knowing they're protected from infection.

What Do You Use Triple-Antibiotic Ointment For?
Answer

The Triple-Antibiotic ointment is a topical ointment for use on the skin only. The medication is primarily used to treat or prevent minor skin infections that might occur due to burns, scrapes, or minor cuts. The drug is not suitable for serious skin injuries or infections like severe burns, animal bites, deep cuts, and puncture wounds. In such cases, a different type of treatment might be necessary. The Triple-Antibiotic ointment contains polymyxin, neomycin, and bacitracin. This means that the ointment works by stopping the growth of the bacteria. Therefore, the Triple-Antibiotic ointment is only used to treat bacterial skin infections. It wouldn't be as effective against other types of infections like those caused by fungi or viruses.

Is Triple-Antibiotic Ointment Same as Neosporin?
Answer

Yes, Triple-Antibiotic ointment and Neosporin are the same. Both ointments contain bacitracin, neomycin, and polymyxin. Both medications are used to treat and prevent bacterial infection caused by burns, minor cuts, or scrapes. These medications are not suitable for severe infections like those caused by deep wounds, severe burns, viruses, or fungus. These medications have a reputation for being bad for wounds. These could be because of the neomycin, which some pets are allergic to. However, this is true for the other two ingredients also. One must consult a veterinarian before using any antibacterial ointment.

When Should You Not Use Triple-Antibiotic Ointment?
Answer

This topical ointment is ideal for minor infections caused by bacterias. Moreover, it's only effective on minor burns, small cuts, and scrapes. The medication is meant to be used on small areas of the skin and for external use only. It's also only effective for the treatment and prevention of skin infections caused by bacteria. It's advised to read all instructions and on the packaging to know dosing and any other warnings. In a nutshell, the Triple-Antibiotic ointment is not suited for pets allergic to any ingredient listed on the packaging. Additionally, if the skin condition is caused by viruses or fungus, this particular ointment wouldn't be effective. Moreover, the Triple-Antibiotic ointment is not suitable to apply over a large portion of the skin. Lastly, pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should practice caution before using Triple-Antibiotic ointment.

Is Triple-Antibiotic Ointment Good for Open Wounds?
Answer

The Triple-Antibiotic ointment (Neosporin, generic) is an over-the-counter medication containing neomycin, bacitracin, and polymyxin B. The formula works better than the individual ingredient together, which is why it's considered to be one of the most effective antibacterial ointments to treat minor infections. Studies have shown that Triple-Antibiotic ointment is one of the most effective topical ointments to treat open wounds. Moreover, the ointment doesn't irritate or damage any healthy tissues in the process of healing. This ointment is extremely safe to use on open wounds, including those around the eyes and those on mucous membranes.

Does Triple Antibiotic Ointment Treat Staph?
Answer

A particular study has shown that Staph bacteria or MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) is resistant to multiple antibacterial ointments. More significantly, the deadly infection is resistant to triple-antibiotic ointments like Neosporin and Polysporin. In fact, the study reveals that these ointments could be one of the factors behind th spread of the deadly infection. However, manufacturers and brands of triple-antibiotic ointments like Johnson & Johnson have responded to the study claiming that the study has not proven the connection between bacterial resistance and the use of over-the-counter triple-antibiotic ointments. It's just an indication of what might be the case, and more research is required.

Does Triple Antibiotic Ointment Heal Wounds Faster?
Answer

The Triple Antibiotic ointment has been proven to heal wounds faster and also reduce scarring from the wound. Various reports suggest that the antibacterial topical ointment provides 24-hour infection protection. This ointment can heal minor infections and wounds four days faster and minimize the appearance of scars due to these wounds. However, to help the ointment work effectively, specific care has to be taken. It's crucial to apply antibiotic ointment and keep the wound moist. The wound should be cleaned thrice a day gently with mild soap and water and re-bandaged after applying antibiotic ointment. This care routine must be repeated till the wound heals and completely dries up.

How Long Should I Put Antibiotic Ointment on a Wound?
Answer

While antibiotic ointments are entirely safe to be used, prolonged usage might cause severe side effects instead of curing the condition. It is advised that pet parents should not use the Triple-Antibiotic ointment in large quantities or for a more extended period than recommended. Unless otherwise specified by the veterinarian, the medication should not be used for longer than a week. Doing so will cause more harm than good, and the wound will also not clear faster.

Polymyxin B, Bacitracin, and Neomycin

Triple Antibiotic Ointment is a combination of three antibiotics for cats and dogs: Bacitracin, neomycin, and polymyxin B. It is used as a first aid for wounds in cats and dogs. A popular dog and cat medication, it is used to treat bacterial infections of minor cuts, burns or scrapes on the skin of the animal.

Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible: rash, red, itchy, dry scaly skin at the affected site, swelling at the affected site.

If the symptoms do not subside even after one weekโ€™s therapy, it is advisable to consult the veterinarian. Avoid using this medicine on large exposed skin areas. Do not use Triple Antibiotic Ointment for treating serious burns, deep cuts or any such serious injuries. Its safety in pregnant and lactating animals is not known. Never use more than the recommended dose, or do not prolong the application even after the wound is fully healed. Triple Antibiotic Ointment might adversely react with certain other medications like vitamins, minerals, herbal products or antibiotics with which the pet is being treated, so it is advisable to discuss the medication history of the pet with the veterinarian before initiating the treatment. Avoid applying any other topical creams or solutions along with this medicine. Desist from using Triple Antibiotic Ointment in animals with known drug allergy. The ointment is strictly for topical application. Be careful to protect eyes, mouth and nose of the animal while applying the ointment. Store the ointment in room temperature; do not refrigerate.

Inform the veterinarian, if symptoms of side effects such as swelling, redness or itching are noticed. Allergic reactions might have symptoms like labored breathing; hives, swelling of face, tongue, etc., and in such cases discontinue the application forthwith.

The recommended daily dosage is 1 to 3 times for a week. Apply a small amount to surface 1-3 times per day (do not use more than 1 week). Take care to clean and put new bandage every time the medicine is applied.

Store in a cool, dry place.

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