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What should I avoid while using an antibiotic ointment?

While you are using an antibiotic ointment, avoid things that will irritate your wound like clothing or contact. Because of the moisture of the ointment you may not want to use a bandage, as it may not stick well to your skin.

You should watch for signs of infection. Signs of infection include: redness spreading from the wound site, increasing pain, drainage, warmth, swelling and a bad odor. If you experience any sign of infection, you should contact your doctor.

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