Bacitracin zinc ointment is a medication that is used to prevent minor infection on the skin caused by burns, small cuts or scrapes, as stated by WebMD. It is an antibiotic and works by inhibiting the growth of bacteria ... More »

Zinc supplements are used to treat zinc deficiency that sometimes occurs in people with severe diarrhea, cirrhosis of the liver, or absorption disorders, according to WebMD. Zinc supplements are also sometimes needed fol... More »

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People can discern the uses for ointments based on their active pharmaceutical ingredients, which determine their effects on treatments, preventions, cures or diagnoses, according to About.com. There are several types of... More »

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Bacitracin is a medication used for preventing minor skin infections from burns, scrapes or cuts, notes MedicineNet. Bacitracin works by killing or inhibiting the growth of susceptible bacteria, says Drugs.com. More »

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Triple antibiotic ointment is a topical medication that prevents and treats minor bacterial skin infections due to scrapes, burns and small cuts, says WebMD. Individuals apply it themselves, and it does not require a pre... 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 »

Lidocaine hydrochloride topical solution, or lidocaine HCI, is a medication applied to the skin used to treat itching and minor discomfort brought on by eczema, insect bites, hemorrhoids, anal fissures and minor burns, a... More »

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