According to Drugs.com, both Neosporin and Polysporin contain bacitracin and polymyxin as active ingredients; however, Neosporin also contains a third active ingredient called neomycin. Another brand name for Neosporin i... More »

The active ingredients in Neosporin include neomycin, polymyxin and bacitracin. Inactive ingredients in Neosporin include cocoa butter, cottonseed oil, olive oil, sodium pyruvate, vitamin E and white petrolatum. More »

Polysporin ointment is an antibiotic that treats and prevents bacterial infections on minor skin wounds, according to Drugs.com. Polysporin ointment works by killing or inhibiting bacterial growth. More »

Bacitracin is an antibiotic ointment that only contains bacitracin, while Neosporin contains a combination of antibiotics including bacitracin, neomycin and polymyxin, advises Drugs.com. Users of bacitracin rarely experi... More »

Each tube of Neosporin includes an expiration date. Before each use, check the expiration date to make sure it's safe to use. Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, the manufacturer of Neosporin, advises throwing away the... More »

Neosporin contains antibiotics that prevent skin infection by either stopping or slowing the growth of bacteria, explains WebMD. Applying the product to areas affected by scrapes, burns or cuts makes healing faster. More »

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Some antibacterial creams are Neosporin, Polysporin and Ultra Mide. These creams are designed for topical use and aid in the speedy healing of wounds, as well as prevent infection. Using an antibacterial cream also lesse... More »

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