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 allergy to Bacitracin/Polymyxin B has also been reported.There is also an ophthalmological ointment, 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.
Polyfax Ointment is used 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 (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).
This ointment is mainly used to treat skin infections.
Side effects are rare which can include toxicity of kidneys, and desensitization..
When Not To Use
Polyfax ointment contains two active ingredients, polymyxin B and bacitracin. … Certain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding.