BACITRACIN: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

BACITRACIN: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen. Bacitracin: Much as you don’t want to pour gasoline on a fire, you don’t want your wound care to give you a new skin problem! This popular topical antibiotic is an allergen. Bacitracin was even the American Contact Dermatitis Society‘s “allergen of the year” in 2003. Importantly, bacitracin has been a regular in the top ten since 1998. While …