Posted on: Thu, 06/14/2001 - 11:36pm
Heather's picture
Joined: 10/08/2006 - 09:00

I called the makers of Neosporin - Warner Lambert - and they told me that there are no peanut or tree nut products in Neosporin.

Posted on: Fri, 06/15/2001 - 5:07am
rilira's picture
Joined: 11/11/1999 - 09:00

Thanks for the information. My Grandpa (who lives with us) smears that all over his legs quite often. Thanks for posting on the safety of it.

Posted on: Wed, 07/28/2004 - 3:29am
tcperrine's picture
Joined: 03/01/2002 - 09:00

Are you FREAKING kidding me!?!?!?!?!
What the hell did he SOME neosporins contain nut and some do not - but they don't label so you're on your own?
GREAT! Something you actually put in an open wound might have nuts.
who is currently madder than a hornet!

Posted on: Wed, 07/28/2004 - 3:42am
tcperrine's picture
Joined: 03/01/2002 - 09:00

OK, I couldn't stand it. I called Pfizer and talked with a rep named Nancy. She looked up the Original Neosporin for me (since that was what I use).
According to Nancy - Neosporin does not contain any peanut/tree nut ingredients or deriviatives. However, since some ingredients are given to them by suppliers, they cannot guarantee that those suppliers maintain a peanut/tree nut free facility. So...the suppliers do not give them anything with nuts, but there still may be nuts around in the suppliers facilities.
Basically, this sounds to me like the basic "CYA - we have no idea what goes on in their place" response.
I thought they actually USED nut ingredients, so I am breathing a little easier, but only because of my own personal comfort zones.

Posted on: Wed, 07/28/2004 - 4:32am
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Joined: 10/27/2003 - 09:00
Posted on: Wed, 07/28/2004 - 5:47am
Danielle's picture
Joined: 04/08/2003 - 09:00

You are kidding!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my Gosh!!!! I am going to call since we do use it a lot.

Posted on: Wed, 07/28/2004 - 6:28am
NutsBugMe's picture
Joined: 11/25/2003 - 09:00

I have been using Neosporin for years with no problems. I hope that trend continues.
Terri in the USA

Posted on: Wed, 07/28/2004 - 9:10am
SF's picture
Joined: 06/06/2002 - 09:00

We rely on Neosporin and have never had a problem...
I have found that many companies will say that they do not have any nut products in their facilities, however they cannot guarantee that their suppliers for the raw ingredients do the same. I feel that if I can't trust the raw ingredients in these cases, then there would be absolutely no food or other products to consume! So, for my comfort level, as long as the manufacturer is nut free and labeling for allergens, then I must trust that.
I hope this makes sense and that they keep Neosporin nut free for all of my sons boo-boos!!

Posted on: Wed, 07/28/2004 - 11:43am
Danielle's picture
Joined: 04/08/2003 - 09:00

They Can not guarantee any of their products due to suppliers cross contamination. They can tell you if they ddirectly place it in the ingredients. I am sure they are not the only comapany like this. It is just one of the things that we MUST deal with which is very tough. Kind of like rolling dice. Personally,I will use the products when needed. I am not very medicine oriented but when we need it I don't think we have much choice with the ingredients unless of couse they tell us it is definitely in the medicine.

Posted on: Wed, 07/28/2004 - 12:56pm
falcon's picture
Joined: 07/03/2004 - 09:00

We use neosporin occasionally as well without a problem. Perhaps the new labelling law will reduce this type of 3rd party run around...

Posted on: Wed, 07/28/2004 - 9:33pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Ewwww! This stuff is gross to me since I'm highly allergic to it. I used it when I was 12 for a nickel allergy (my mom told me to!) and my dermatitis spread to my face and got 10X worse. It looked like a skin disease.
Sooooo...I wouldn't touch this stuff ever, and now that they can't guarantee for nut contamination...Yuck.
Just to remind that Neosporin itself can be highly allergenic to some people like me. Won't use it on my kids, and just rely on peroxide for those cuts and wounds.



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