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Neosporin Dosage

Regardless of your age or weight, there is only one dose of Neosporin. A small amount is applied to the affected area one to three times daily. Do not use this medicine for more than a week at a time, as it can lead to antibiotic resistance. To help promote healing, you can cover the area with a bandage or sterile gauze.

An Introduction to Dosing With Neosporin

There is only one standard dosage for Neosporin® first aid creams and ointments, regardless of your age or weight. As is always the case, do not adjust this amount unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 

What Is the Recommended Neosporin Dosage?

The standard Neosporin dose for first aid cream or ointment products is a small amount applied to the affected area one to three times daily. If you wish, you may cover the area with a bandage or sterile gauze. Do not feel the need to "air out" the wound. It is now known that a moist, protected environment promotes healing better than a dry environment does.
 

General Information on Using Neosporin

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Neosporin include the following:
 
  • Apply a small amount of this medication to the skin. Make sure to cleanse the wound before applying it.
     
  • Check with your healthcare provider before using Neosporin if you have a serious burn, a puncture wound, or an animal bite.
     
  • Do not swallow this medicine or apply it to the eyes or large areas of the body. Neosporin products should not be applied into the nose.
     
  • In general, you should not use this product for more than a week at a time. Overuse of antibiotics (including Neosporin) can lead to antibiotic resistance.
     
  • Let your healthcare provider know if you develop a reaction to the cream or ointment, often noticed as a rash or a failure to heal.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Neosporin dosing in general, talk with your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist.
     
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