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Can Neosporin Prevent the Healing of Scrapes?

Neosporin contains neomycin along with two other antibiotics. Neomycin can cause allergic reactions in some individuals. Sometimes, there are no other symptoms of a reaction other than a failure to heal. Other times, more dramatic symptoms can appear, such as severe rashes.
Because of the tendency for neomycin to cause such reactions, many healthcare providers recommend a double antibiotic ointment such as Polysporin® instead. However, for individuals who do not develop such reactions, Neosporin is still a good choice for wound care.
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