Daily OTC Pearl: Polysporin


Some minor skin wounds may heal faster when an antibiotic is applied to the affected area.

OTC/Lifestyle Pearl of the Day: Polysporin

Indication: Polysporin is used to treat minor wounds (e.g., cuts, scrapes, burns) and to help prevent or treat mild skin infections.


  • Minor skin infections and wounds usually heal without treatment, but some minor skin wounds may heal faster when an antibiotic is applied to the affected area.
  • This product contains antibiotics that work by slowing or stopping the growth of bacteria.
  • This medication is for use on the skin only.
  • Directions to use: Clean and dry the affected area as directed. If using the ointment or cream, apply a small amount of the medication in a thin layer on the skin, usually 1 to 3 times daily or as directed by a physician. Wash your hands after use.
  • Ingredients include Polymyxin B sulfate 10,000 units, bacitracin zinc 500 units, gramicidin 0.25 mg, lidocaine 50 mg.
  • Adverse effects may include burning, redness, or irritation of the skin.


Polysporin Topical: Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Pictures, Warnings & Dosing - WebMD

Polysporin® First Aid Antibotic Ointment (dmesupplyusa.com)

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