Does Polysporin contain vitamin E?
Each gram contains polymyxin B (as sulfate) 10,000 units and bacitracin zinc 500 units. Nonmedicinal ingredients: butylated hydroxytoluene, cocoa butter, cotton seed oil, olive oil, petrolatum, sodium pyruvate, and vitamin E (dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate).
What is the difference between Polysporin and Neosporin?
Official Answer. Neosporin contains neomycin which is not present in polysporin. Polysporin is the brand name for a product containing bacitracin zinc and polymyxin B sulfate. Neosporin is the brand name for a product containing bacitracin zinc, polymyxin B sulfate and neomycin sulfate.
What is wrong with Polysporin?
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
Is Polysporin the same as bacitracin?
Polysporin, Neosporin, and bacitracin are all OTC antibiotic ointments that you can use to help treat or prevent infection for minor cuts or scrapes. The main difference between these ointments is that they have different ingredients. But all of them contain bacitracin, and two of them contain polymyxin B.
Is Polysporin a sulfa?
Can I use POLYSPORIN® products if I’m allergic to sulfonamide (“sulfa”) antibiotics? The medicinal ingredients in POLYSPORIN® wound care products (Polymyxin B, Bacitracin Zinc, Gramicidin) are not sulfonamide antibiotics. However, if you’re allergic to any of the ingredients in POLYSPORIN®, do not use the product.
Does Polysporin thin the skin?
Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: stretch marks, skin thinning/discoloration, acne, extreme/unwanted hair growth, “hair bumps” (folliculitis).
Is Polysporin a sulfa drug?
Why is Polysporin better than Neosporin?
When the skin is open, it is more prone to becoming sensitized to an allergen, so even if the patient wasn’t allergic to neomycin previously, an allergy can develop late in life after prolonged exposure to Neosporin. For this reason, we often recommend Polysporin.