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Polyfax Skin Ointment 20g
Polyfax Skin Ointment 20g is a skin ointment, which contains the active ingredients polymyxin B sulphate and bacitracin zinc. Polymyxin B sulphate and bacitracin zinc are antibacterials.
Bacitracin/polymyxin B (trade name Polysporin among others) is a topical antibiotic cream or ointment. The active ingredients are polymyxin B, bacitracin and occasionally Garamycin or gramicidin. Though Polysporin is marketed in the United States, it holds a much smaller market share than in Canada and acts as a substitute to J&J’s Neosporin for those allergic to the antibiotic neomycin; although an allergy to Bacitracin/Polymyxin B has also been reported. There is also an ophthalmological ointment, and eye and ear drops.
Polyfax Ointment is a skin ointment, which contains the active ingredients polymyxin B
sulphate and bacitracin zinc. Polymyxin B sulphate and bacitracin zinc are antibacterials.
Uses Of Polyfax Skin Ointment 20g
Polyfax Ointment is mainly used to treat skin infections to help prevent infection of the skin following:
- Minor burns
- A skin graft being taken
- Accidental cuts, scratches or scrapes.
Polyfax Ointment is used for the treatment of:
- Infected accidental wounds
- Infected burns
- Infected skin grafts
- Infected ulcers (on the skin)
- Infected surgical cut.
It is also used to treat infected skin caused by skin diseases such as:
- Impetigo (itchy skin blisters)
- Bacterial otitis external (infection of the outer ear)
- Ecthyma (a bacterial infection that affects the deep layers of the skin)
- Folliculitis (infection of the hair roots)
- Paronychia (infection of the nail bed)
- Eczema (skin condition with itching, redness and a burning feeling)
- Scabies (infestation of the skin caused by a mite).
Side effects are rare and can include
- Toxicity of kidneys
When Not To Use
Polyfax ointment contains two active ingredients.
- Polymyxin B and bacitracin. Certain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding.