Neosporin® is widely used in America as OTC topical antibacterial remedy. But are you aware that this drug when used constantly can cause contact dermatitis (similar to poison ivy reaction)?
Neosporin as well as other antibacterial creams may be linked with the spreading of the extremely dangerous strain of MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) called USA300. This was proven in a study published in Emerging Infectious Diseases.
Neosporin® contains three synthetic antibiotics: polysporin, neomycin and bacitracin. It also contains cottonseed oil (likely genetically modified), olive oil, cocoa butter, sodium pyruvate, white petrolatum (crude oil) and vitamin E.
You can prepare this natural remedy with calendula and essential oil (lavender and tea tree oil) and add coconut and olive oil. Calendula is great against inflammation and for skin care. Lavender essential oil has chemically complex structure with more than 150 active constituents. That is why lavender is beneficial against bacterial and fungal infections. Tea tree oil is effective anti- viral and anti –bacterial agent.