Can I Put Neosporion on my Ear? I Had Cauliflower Ear Surgery 2 1/2 Weeks Ago. Its Dry and Itchy Now

Doctor Answers 3

Cauliflower ear surgery

I would recommend discussing this with your surgeon.  Questions on medications are always difficult to discuss without knowing your full history.  Although this may seem like a benign thing to do, it may have serious consequences on your healing and overall results.  Good luck!

Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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Ear surgery

Dear Ear,

  • If you are having issues after being treated by a physician, you should go back to him for a check up
  • If you did not get treatment, please see a facial plastic surgeon or ENT specialist
  • Neosporin has an ingredient in it which up to 10% of people are allergic to
  • It may make the dryness and itchiness worse

Best regards,

Nima Shemirani

Nima Shemirani, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Neosporin after Cauliflower Ear Correction Surgery?

It is always best to check with your plastic surgeon before the use of any medications. He/she will know exactly how you are healing and whether or not you have any allergies to medications. It would be somewhat irresponsible for online consultants to recommend otherwise.

 Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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