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    Old 07-12-2015, 08:50 AM   #1
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    Neosporin or Band Aid causing a rash

    I punctured my arm with a meat fork, not intentional, I cleaned it with peroxide, used Neosporin and 5 days later the area became very red and itchy. Today is day 5 of the redness and itching, I am putting OTC cortisone cream on 2 times a day. certainly helping the itch. I have no signs of infection, the wound is closed so I am thinking I may have a reaction to either the Neopsporin or the band aid. the area where the gauze on the band aid went is the rash area but have a small red dot over from that area.

    How long will this rash last? Anyone else ever have a rash from either. I have used both before and no problem.

    Any ideas. I do have chronic nasal allergies, and get hives often

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    Old 07-12-2015, 11:55 AM   #2
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    Re: Neosporin or Band Aid causing a rash

    I am allergic to neosporin also, and found out using the ointment in a similar fashion. My doctor confirmed the the allergic response. I also am sensitive to the adhesive on non-allergic band-aid's --but instead of a rash or an ulceration type mark, it makes a distinctive raised, red rectangular mark where it contacts the skin. So, I think you would know if it were the adhesive in the band aid. A week sounds about right, if I remember correctly.

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