Frequent question: Can I put Neosporin on my 2 month old?

“We almost never recommend Neosporin or antibiotics for use on babies since there’s a risk for potential contact allergic reactions,” says Dr. Nazarian. “Instead, Aquaphor prevents the growth of bacteria and can be used to keep little areas of injury clean.”

What age can you use Neosporin?

While there is no age limit for Original NEOSPORIN® First Aid Antibiotics, including NEO TO GO!®, we always recommend contacting your physician before treating babies or young children under 2 years of age.

What can I put on my baby’s scratch?

After patting the area dry, you may opt to treat it with a moisturizer or antiseptic cream. Many experts believe that cuts and scratches heal best when they’re kept a little moist. Vaseline, Aquaphor, or bacitracin are all examples of products that can provide a barrier against germs while keeping scratched skin moist.

Can you use triple antibiotic ointment on babies?

Triple Antibiotic should not be used on a child younger than 2 years old without medical advice.

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Can 2 months old baby take medicine?

Never give a baby under 2 months old any medication, not even an over-the-counter one, that’s not recommended or prescribed by a doctor.

Can you put hydrogen peroxide on a baby?

Do not use alcohol, iodine, mercurochrome, hydrogen peroxide or similar agents to clean the wound. They will cause pain and irritation and will not clean the wound any better than clean water.

Can Neosporin be used on infants?

“We almost never recommend Neosporin or antibiotics for use on babies since there’s a risk for potential contact allergic reactions,” says Dr. Nazarian. “Instead, Aquaphor prevents the growth of bacteria and can be used to keep little areas of injury clean.”

What ointment is good for scratches?

A first aid antibiotic ointment (Bacitracin, Neosporin, Polysporin) can be applied to help prevent infection and keep the wound moist. Continued care of the wound is also important. Three times a day, wash the area gently with soap and water, apply an antibiotic ointment, and re-cover with a bandage.

How fast do baby scratches heal?

They should heal by themselves in a matter of days. Similarly, if you accidentally give their fingers a nip while trimming their nails, try not to panic. Just apply a clean baby wipe on the cut and apply a little pressure – the bleeding should soon stop.

Can you use new skin on a baby?

Topical medicine is for use only on the skin. Ask a doctor before using New Skin Bandage on a child younger than 2 years old. Clean the skin wound thoroughly before applying this medicine. Apply the medicine to the wound and allow it to dry completely before covering the area with clothing.

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What do you put on a baby’s cut finger?

Apply Bandages (But Limit Choking Hazards)

However, bandages can be a choking hazard in babies under the age of 1, especially if the cut is on their finger. Alternatives include non-stick covers such as Telfa (which is readily accessible at your local drugstore) and paper tape.

Can I put Aquaphor on my babys face?

You can apply a small amount of Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment to soothe irritated skin on your baby’s face. This cream can also be used to relieve diaper rash in infants.

Is shea butter good for newborn baby?

Shea butter is rich, creamy, and packed with essential fatty acids to keep your baby’s skin happy and protected. It’s a great natural choice to use in babies’ daily skin care routine to reinforce their skin’s natural barrier. Besides making the skin incredibly soft, shea butter contains antifungal properties.

How can I get my 2 month old to take medicine?

When giving medicine to an infant, use his natural reflexes (such as sucking) whenever possible. Stroke the infant’s cheek gently. This will usually get him to open his mouth. When he does open his mouth, put a small amount of medicine on either side of his tongue.

What medicine can a 1 month old take?

Even though the local drug store may sell infant cold medicine, it is not for infants under 6 months! Never take a chance and give it to your baby because it can actually complicate things. Normally, the only thing a doctor will allow you to give your infant is infant Tylenol (acetaminophen).

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How do I stop my baby from spitting out medicine?

By aiming the medication toward the cheek, as close to her throat as possible, she is less likely to spit it out. If you worry she will still spit it out, gently hold her cheeks together once the medication is in her mouth. She will have no choice but to swallow it, even if she is upset that you forced her to do so.

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