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What's the difference between A&D ointment vs Neosporin?

When should you apply A&D ointment vs Neosporin to your skin?

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Neosporin is an antibiotic with three components: neomycin sulfate, polymixin B sulfate and bacitracin.

A+D ointment contains Lanolin and Petrolatum.

Neosporin can be used for cuts, scrapes, and burns.

You can apply A+D ointment for Psoriasis, burns, dry cracked hands, diaper rashes.


Which is better a&d or Neosporin

For cuts and scrapes use Neosporin if you want to heal quicker. –  Answers  Jul 16th, 2016 at 5:33 PM


Daughter scraped her face on seashells in the ocean what's better A n D or neo

Neosporin is the best to use for healing scrapes. –  Answers  Aug 25th, 2016 at 4:46 PM


My dog got bit by something in Saturday. Took him to emergency vet. It was raised snd red with yellow in the middle. They squeezed out of it think yellow stuff. He is on antibiotics and given Benadryl.
Took him back evaluate today he's healing well. They said if he licks at it or it gets red again to put neosporin on it. I only have a&of ointment is that ok? I put his cone back on his head.
What I'm really asking will a&d ointment be ok or not good?

Yes, A&D ointment should be fine to use if you don't have Neosporin, Polysporin, or Bacitracin.

See What's the difference between Neosporin vs. Polysporin?:

–  Answers  Oct 6th, 2016 at 12:18 AM


What's the difference between neosporin and vitamin a and d


I am allergic to neosporin. Can I use A&D ointment

If you're allegric to Neosporin, you might be able to use Bacitracin (which is what many dermotologists recommend). But A&D ointment should also help. –  Answers  Dec 14th, 2018 at 3:46 PM


i rode my bike for 75 miles and now have a dry spot almost like a healing burn spot which is better?

Either Neosporin or A&D ointment would help heal a burn spot. I'd would use A&D ointment for a bike seat saddle sore or Chamois rash. I would then use a Chamois cream when you ride to cut down on chafing between your body and the chamois. –  Answers  Dec 14th, 2018 at 3:52 PM


My daughter is raw behind her ears should we use Neosporin or A and D?

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