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Understanding Wounds

From glass on floors to that dreaded piece of paper, use NEOSPORIN® Products to help you treat the little mishaps you feel.

Wound Treatment Benefits

Contrary to what your grandmother might have said, open air is not best for a wound. An open wound is exposed to further irritation and infection from bacteria in the environment. 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.

Kill Germs

Benefit 1: Kills germs

NEOSPORIN® Ointment's triple antibiotic formula kills all three of the most common skin bacteria, plus NEOSPORIN® Ointment provides long-lasting infection protection.

Helps minimize scarring

Benefit 2: Helps minimize scarring

A clinical study shows that treating cuts and scrapes with NEOSPORIN® Ointment helps minimize the appearance of scars. 2


Covered vs. Uncovered Wounds

For years, people have believed that keeping wounds uncovered to let them air out helps them heal faster, however extensive research has proven this treatment to be untrue. Keeping a wound protected after applying a NEOSPORIN® First Aid Antibiotic Ointment is extremely important for proper wound healing.

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.

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.

Be Prepare with Neo

Where do you use

Minor wounds can happen
anywhere, anytime.

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Proper Wound Care Right Tout

Proper Wound Care


Wash with soap and water to remove dirt.


Apply any NEOSPORIN® + Pain Relief Ointment or Cream to relieve pain and prevent infection.


Cover with BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandage or Johnson & Johnson RED CROSS® Brand Covers or Pads to protect the affected area.