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Problems With Neosporin to Report

Side Effects to Report

Potentially serious Neosporin side effects that should be reported to your healthcare provider immediately include:
  • Severe skin reactions
  • Signs of a life-threatening allergic reaction, including:
    • Widespread hives and/or itching
    • Unexplained swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing or difficulty breathing or swallowing.
In rare cases, neomycin, one of the active ingredients in Neosporin, can cause hearing loss or kidney damage, particularly if high doses are used by mouth, but it is extremely unlikely that a person could absorb enough neomycin from applying Neosporin to the skin to cause such problems. Certain circumstances, such as using it over large areas of the body or applying it to the immature skin of a newborn, may increase the risk for significant absorption.

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for you to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any adverse reactions while using this product or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect of Neosporin, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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