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.
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.
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.