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Neosporin helps heal pimples??? True of false
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Allie82
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Fri Feb 02, 2007 8:16 am      Reply with quote
This may be a weird question, but a friend told me that if you pop a pimple, put neosporin on it over night and it should reduce inflammation and help let it heal...is that true??
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Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:06 pm      Reply with quote
For me it helps reduce redness but does nothing when it comes to size/pain/lifespan. Other acne products are just as good in disinfecting so I don't use it.
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Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:15 pm      Reply with quote
I would think that the Neosporin may help to prevent the bacteria from the burst pimple from spreading and creating more acne lesions, however the ointment is petroleum based so I am not sure if it would be your best bet to apply to acne prone skin.

Aloe vera is excellent for reducing redness... If you apply a thin coat to the area and cover with a warm moist cloth for a few minutes (20 or so if you have the time) that should help the area with the redness. Aloe also has antibacterial properties, making it a plus to use.

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Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:42 pm      Reply with quote
Yes, it works great, even when the skin isn't unbroken and even if the zit is kind of subterranean. I would never have dreamed of using it on pimples until I read about it another board. I wouldn't put it all over my face, though.
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Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:44 pm      Reply with quote
Hm..might give this a try for spot treatment. Does it matter which Neosporin it is? Currently I am using the Burts Bee diaper rash for acne spot treatment and it's great.

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Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:45 pm      Reply with quote
Yes. If you think about it a zit is just an infected pore and neosporin is used to fight infection.
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Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:50 pm      Reply with quote
Neosporing helps heal my cuts/burns, but clogs my pores if I put it on my entire face.
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Fri Feb 02, 2007 3:09 pm      Reply with quote
I have used neosporin on zits and the subteranian spots with great success. However, that was before Burt's Bees Diaper Cream - this would be what I would try first now - it wasn't around way back when.

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Fri Feb 02, 2007 5:47 pm      Reply with quote
I suggest using Neosporin on just popped or open blemishes; I think it helps fight infection (antibotic formula)

I don't think it helps prevents pimples.

I only use it as a spot treatment.
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Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:26 pm      Reply with quote
I have used it as you say, due to the open skin and not wanting to get infection. So I will do that the first night. After that, there has been no benefit to using Neo for me.
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Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:44 pm      Reply with quote
Neosporing helps heal my cuts, but does not work on my pimples.
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Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:21 pm      Reply with quote
For some reason a lot of derms and pediatricians prefer Polysporin. Really don't know what the difference is though.

I can say that it seems like there is less of a scar or red mark left after a pimple when I use either neosporin or polysporin.
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Sat Feb 03, 2007 1:19 am      Reply with quote
I also agree that it's probably best to use it as a spot treatment. Several weeks ago I had a huge pimple that seemed a bit infected and without thinking my mom told me to put Neosporin on it. Well I was desperate and by the morning I couldn't believe how much it had gone down!! Although now that Salli mentioned the Burt's Bees diaper cream I am intrigued.... Smile

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