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4 Facts about Treating Wounds


Contrary to what your grandmother might have said, open air is not best for a wound. Extensive research has shown that moisture is best, so it's important to keep your wounds covered. Using NEOSPORIN® First Aid Antibiotic Ointment, in addition to a bandage, helps to prevent infection and even minimize the appearance of scars.

  1. Ointment + Bandage helps prevent infection NEOSPORIN® Ointment's triple antibiotic formula kills all three of the most common skin bacteria, plus NEOSPORIN® Ointment provides long-lasting infection protection.
  2. Ointment + Bandage helps minimize scarring A clinical study shows that treating minor cuts and scrapes with NEOSPORIN® Ointment helps minimize the appearance of scars.
  3. A Covered Wound... Has less chance of getting infected: Using a sterile bandage or cover after applying a NEOSPORIN® Ointment, helps prevent exposure to dirt and germs.

    Has less chance of scarring: A moist, scab-free wound is more likely to heal without leaving a visible scar.

  4. An Uncovered Wound... Dries out and forms a scab: Scabs create a barrier between healthy skin cells, which then have to work their way under the scab in order to form new tissue.

    Has a greater chance of re-injury: When the body forms a scab, it’s nature’s way of protecting against germs. However, scabs can be scratched or torn, causing re-injury.

    Has a greater chance of scarring: Scabs formed from leaving a wound uncovered often result in unwanted scars.