Neosporin is an over-the-counter topical antibiotic. Available in both cream and ointment form, Neosporin is designed to be applied to open wounds after they have been cleaned of debris and excess blood. Neosporin promotes moist healing, while at the same time keeping out debris and infection-causing bacteria. Neosporin is available in its original form, and also in a pain-relief cream or ointment.
Neosporin Pain Relief First Aid Antibiotic/Pain Relieving ointment and cream provides the same benefits that the original Neosporin product does, while also providing temporary pain relief. Neosporin Pain Relief can be applied to minor scrapes, cuts and burns to keep the area moist, prevent infection and offer relief from pain.
Neosporin Pain Relief is also available in a travel-size form, Neosporin Neo To Go! First Aid Antiseptic/Pain Relieving Spray. This product is applied using a non-aerosol spray can, and the canister that contains the product is small enough to fit into pockets, purses, backpacks and general small compartments.
Neosporin contains Neomycin sulphate, Polymyxin B, Bacitracin Zinc and Pramoxine. Neomycin sulphate, Polymyxin B and Bacitracin Zinc protect against bacteria and resulting infection. Pramoxine is an external analgesic that provides temporary pain relief upon application to a wound or other surface-level source of pain.
Clean the affected area with warm water. Pat--don't rub--the area dry. Wash and dry your hands, then apply a small amount equivalent to the surface area of your fingertip to the wound. Cover the wound with a sterile gauze pad or bandage. Re-apply Neosporin with Pain Relief and a new sterile gauze pad or bandage one to three times per day, or more if necessary.