Topical triple-antibiotic ointment as a novel therapeutic choice in wound management and infection prevention: a practical perspective

@article{Bonomo2007TopicalTO,
  title={Topical triple-antibiotic ointment as a novel therapeutic choice in wound management and infection prevention: a practical perspective},
  author={Robert A. Bonomo and Peter S Van Zile and Qing Li and Kenneth M. Shermock and William G. McCormick and Bruce E Kohut},
  journal={Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy},
  year={2007},
  volume={5},
  pages={773 - 782}
}
Triple-antibiotic ointment (TAO) is a safe and effective topical agent for preventing infections in minor skin trauma. The formulation contains neomycin, polymyxin B and bacitracin in a petrolatum base. TAO is active against the most common disease-causing pathogens found in wounds and on the skin and may be an attractive alternative to oral therapy in select circumstances. Resistance to TAO does not develop readily, and safety studies have shown that the risk of allergic sensitivity to TAO is… 

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