I was using Neosporin on my foreheard because of a bad cut. I used it for a over a month straight. I understand that your suppose to use it for a week, but every time I would wash my face or take a shower the cut would open up. It wasn't a bad cut, but for over a month straight I put Neosporin and applied it around the area where the cut was at. Now that I stopped using it for about 6 days I noticed I got this spot on my forehead that want go away. The cut is healed, but now I got this white patch on my forehead that is semi-noticeable. I want to know does Neosporin bleach your skin if you apply it for long periods of time? Does it cause the skin to peel? What's going on because my skin is fine I have no allergic reactions to anything, but I just got this white spot on my forehead for using Neosporin for a long period of time. I just want to know if anyone has heard or seen this before?
Neosporin left a White spot on my skin?
Question posted by MP13 on 2 Oct 2013
Last updated on 3 October 2013
It is probably just due to the scarring from the cut rather than the Neosporin. It should darken in time. It may take up to a year and it may never be the same color as the rest of your skin as any scar will do.
Its not from the scar. I consistently applied the neosporin in the area on and around the cut. The cut is healed perfectly fine and not noticeable. The fact I used it for a month straight and applied the ointment around the cut made my skin look like it was peeling and/or turn kind of white. So, imagined if you had skin peeling from your forehead from a sunburn. That's what it looks like right now after I stopped using eh neosporin. I have these white spots and a patch that makes it look my my skinned is peeling.
Neosporin shouldn't have done that. It helps support the growth of new skin cells, for healing.
Yeah... I understand, but the area I applied the neosporin onitment left a white mark overtime. The look on my skin looks life it kind of peeled off.
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