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What is neomycin, polymyxin, and hydrocortisone?

Neomycin, polymyxin, and hydrocortisone is a cream that combines two antibiotics and a corticosteroid. The antibiotics work to kill bacterial infections while the corticosteroid reduces inflammation. Neomycin, polymyxin and hydrocortisone is the generic name of the ingredients. The brand name of this combination drug is Cortisporin. The medication is only available by prescription.

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