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What is an antibiotic ointment?

An antibiotic ointment is an oil-based preparation that fights bacteria on the skin. For example, Neosporin and bacitracin are antibiotic ointments.

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do i need antibiotics for my cold if my mucous is thick , green or yellow ?
Univ. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family MedicineUniv. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family Medicine
Thick, green or yellow mucus does not necessarily mean you need antibiotics. Mucus is often thicker ...
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can overuse of antibiotics cause liver damage ?
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Certain antibiotics can cause damage to the liver, some types such as isoniazid, nitrofurantoin,...
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can antibiotics treat cholesteatoma ?
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Often, ear infections occur with cholesteatoma, and antibiotics are frequently used to treat those i...
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does my child need antibiotics if his nose runs with yellow or green mucus ?
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When germs that cause colds first infect the nose and sinuses, the nose makes clear mucus. This help...
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