Sunday September 2, 2007

Triple Antibiotic Ointment

We keep a tube of triple antibiotic ointment on hand for minor cuts and scratches. I find it works very well. We usually use Longs Drugs' house-brand Triple Antibiotic Ointment.

One day, when we were out of ointment, I was in another store. I bought a tube of Neosporin. As it happened, I had a sore spot in my nose at the time. I applied the Neosporin and ... ICK (nose to throat to tongue to blech!.) What's in this stuff?

I carefully read the label. Then I drove to Longs and bought a tube of Triple Antibiotic Ointment.

Neosporin:
  • Bacitracin zinc 400 units, Neomycin 3.5 mg, Polymixin B sulfate, 5,000 units.
  • inactive ingredients: Cocoa butter, cottonseed oil, olive oil, sodium pyruvate, vitamin E, White petrolatum.
Long's brand Triple Antibiotic Ointment:
  • Bacitracin zinc 400 units, Neomycin 3.5 mg, Polymixin B sulfate, 5,000 units.
  • inactive ingredients: White petrolatum.

I want a first-aid ointment that works. I don't need all of those other ingredients.

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