An antibiotic ointment helps wounds to heal by blocking infection and giving your wound the nutrients it needs. An antibiotic ointment also keeps your wound clean and moist so that it heals with minimal scarring.If you have stitches, you should talk to your doctor about using an antibiotic ointment to aid healing. Antibiotic ointments include brand names like Neosporin and Polysporin.
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Stacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answered
An antibiotic ointment is an oil-based preparation that fights bacteria on the skin. For example, Neosporin and bacitracin are antibiotic ointments.