What is the best ointment to put on stitches?
A layer of polysporin or bacitracin ointment must be kept over the sutures until they are removed. You may leave the incision site covered or uncovered during the day it is your preference, however, we do recommend that a layer of the antibiotic ointment be kept over the sutures at all times.
Does Neosporin speed up healing?
NEOSPORIN® + Pain, Itch, Scar helps heal minor wounds four days faster** and may help minimize the appearance of scars.
Can Neosporin make wounds worse?
It can cause the skin to become red, scaly, and itchy. The more Neosporin you use, the worse the skin reaction gets.
Should I use Vaseline or Neosporin on stitches?
Apply a thin layer of Vaseline (petrolatum jelly) or Aquaphor Healing Ointment. 4. Please DO NOT use Neosporin, Polysporin or Double or Triple Antibiotic ointment. These products can cause irritation.
Is it better to keep stitches covered or uncovered?
A: Airing out most wounds isn’t beneficial because wounds need moisture to heal. Leaving a wound uncovered may dry out new surface cells, which can increase pain or slow the healing process. Most wound treatments or coverings promote a moist — but not overly wet — wound surface.
Does Neosporin help heal scars?
Introducing the first and only NEOSPORIN® Antibiotic Ointment that addresses 5 areas of wound healing: Minimizes the appearance of scars. Maximum strength pain relief. Maximum strength itch relief.
Is Neosporin a good antibiotic?
Bacitracin and Neosporin are safe antibiotics for most people’s minor skin wounds. A few key differences may help you choose one over the other. Neomycin, an ingredient in Neosporin, is linked with a higher risk of allergic reactions.
Which antibiotic is best for cut injury?
Doctors frequently prescribe antibiotics for wound infection, including:
- Amoxicillin-clavulanate (Augmentin, Augmentin-Duo)
- Cephalexin (Keflex)
- Clindamycin (Cleocin)
- Doxycycline (Doryx)
- Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra)
How can stitches heal faster?
A person can often treat minor wounds at home. However, in some instances, wounds need medical attention. A person should seek care from a healthcare professional if they experience the following: a wound with large, deep, or jagged edges, which may require stitches and cleaning.
When can I leave my stitches uncovered?
You may need to cover your stitches with a bandage for 24 to 48 hours, or as directed. Do not bump or hit the suture area. This could open the wound. Do not trim or shorten the ends of your stitches.
How do you clean a wound with stitches?
Wash with cool water and soap. Clean as close to the stitches as you can. Do not wash or rub the stitches directly. Dab the site dry with a clean paper towel.