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Neosporin. It is a triple antibiotic ointment because it contains three antibiotics: bacitracin, neomycin, and polymyxin. It is the first-aid ointment available without a doctor prescription which contains three antibiotic ingredients in a petroleum jelly base.When was Neosporin invented?
History. Neosporin is the brand name for a product produced by Johnson & Johnson that contains neomycin sulfate, polymyxin B, and bacitracin. There is no exact date to when the antibacterial ointment was invented, but it was used as early as the 1950s. This antibiotic ointment was patented in the United States on August 27, 1951.Does Neosporin kill bacteria?
A few key differences may help you choose one over the other. Neomycin, an ingredient in Neosporin, is linked with a higher risk of allergic reactions. Both Neosporin and Bacitracin stop bacterial growth, but Neosporin can also kill existing bacteria. Neosporin can treat more types of bacteria than Bacitracin can.