This product contains neomycin, bacitracin, and polymyxin, antibiotics that work by stopping the growth of bacteria. This medication prevents/treats only bacterial skin infections. It will not work for other types of skin infections (e.g., infections caused by fungi, viruses).
Similarly, it is asked, which antibiotic is best for skin infections?
As most cases of uncomplicated cellulitis are caused by Strep, they are still best treated with a penicillin or cephalosporin (e.g., Keflex) type of antibiotic, known as beta-lactams. These antibiotics are much better than TMP-SMX for strep infections. These drugs are also safer than clindamycin, for widespread use.
What does an antibiotic ointment do?
Polymyxin B sulfate - bacitracin zinc - gramicidin contains a combination of antibiotics used for the treatment of certain types of infections caused by bacteria. The topical ointment can be used to treat certain skin infections such as infected wounds, burns, skin grafts, boils, and acne.