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  •  Check out the other diary on this: Neosporin (2+ / 0-)
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    yella dawg, Paul1a

    How about topical antibiotic ointments, like using Neosporin on all cuts?

       There is also significant concern that use of Neosporin contributes to the emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria. In the US, the only large market for Neosporin, the ointment has been shown to promote the prevalence of MRSA bacteria, specifically the highly lethal ST8:USA300 strain.

    Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. -Martin Luther

    by the fan man on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 10:33:59 AM PDT

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    •  check the chart in the diary. human use of (1+ / 0-)
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      MJ via Chicago

      antibiotics has been consistent for the past 10 years yet, antibiotic resistant pathogens have increased and along with that the dramatic increase in the use of antibiotics in animal feed.

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      by VL Baker on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 11:36:25 AM PDT

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      •  Unless neosporin's ingredients are used in animals (0+ / 0-)

        I don't see how that is relevant.

        Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. -Martin Luther

        by the fan man on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 11:44:41 AM PDT

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