It's interesting because our homecare instructions for absorbable sutures say to apply antibiotic ointment (Neosporin or Bacitracin) to the wound, however, I recall reading somewhere ( can't remember where) that this is not recommended because the ointment may speed up the breakdown of the sutures.
Amy E. Johnson, MD
Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children
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> On May 29, 2017, at 1:16 PM, Doc Holiday <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> No evidence for the use of topical antibiotic that I am aware of, nor can I recall seeing/hearing of anyone using it where I am at. So I would be interested in seeing evidence as well, if anyone has any.
> Will not use topical antibiotics for this indication unless I see good evidence for it.
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>> Very interested in above statement not to use antibiotic ointment over absorbables. Is there any evidence? Experience from others?
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