Ointment. Cream. Wtf is the difference? And which should i get? :-( Neosporin cream. Neosporin ointment. The ointment has one more ingredient thingy in it. Other than that.. i don`t... Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
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I stood in the neosporin aisle for WAY too long. And heres the reason why.

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13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 10/28/08 - 8:37:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
Ointment. Cream. Wtf is the difference? And which should i get?

Neosporin cream. Neosporin ointment. The ointment has one more ingredient thingy in it. Other than that.. i don't see a difference in make up.

In application, the cream goes on weird, it doesn't fade into the skin, i just have a big white sheet on my arm. Is that normal?
The ointment doesn't soak in either though, and i end up with a slimey arm.

I think the ointment is a better analgesic thingy though.
But that could just be in my head.

Seriously. This is what is going through my head as i stand in the first aid aisle for, oh, 10-15 minutes looking back and forth between the boxes.
I don't do decisions well.

So. Which do you prefer, cream or ointment, and why?

13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 10/28/08 - 8:38:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think I usually use ointment. At least it's clear, even if it is slimy.
13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 10/28/08 - 8:39:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
the ointment is better.
it helps the wound heal faster.
that's what we use in the clinic whenever somebody gets a cut or a scratch.
13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 10/28/08 - 8:39:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
Ointment. It begins with a vowel, and it sounds more medicinal and stuff.

DID YOU GET MAIL YET!?
13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 10/28/08 - 8:39:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
The only difference I know of between creams and ointments is that the ointment is oily, and more like Vaseline.

Other than that, it's the same sh-t anyways.

I like creams, because I don't like the oily feeling.
13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 10/28/08 - 8:40:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 10/28/08 - 8:39:18 PM lyntess wrote:
Ointment. It begins with a vowel, and it sounds more medicinal and stuff. DID YOU GET MAIL YET!?


No but i did get the devil sticks i bought on ebay
13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 10/28/08 - 8:40:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
Alas.

Devil sticks are awesome. I used to play with them incessantly.
13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 10/28/08 - 8:42:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
I suck a lot. And am going to end up breaking something. My bet is on my tv. My friends bet is on a window.
13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 10/28/08 - 8:43:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
I only knocked over a few glasses and whatnot. It's addictive! "Clack, clack. Clack, clack. Clack, clack. Clackwhipwhipwhipwhip ....clack. Clack, clack."
13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 10/28/08 - 8:45:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
So far ointment is in the lead. Which sucks, since i bought cream.
13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 10/28/08 - 8:52:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
I prefer the cream. I don't feel as guilty when I have to use it on my face. The ointment is too oily and gross to put on a cut on the face.
13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 10/28/08 - 8:54:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
cream

feels nicer

just keep rubbing, it will work into your skin
13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 10/28/08 - 8:55:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
i rubbed forever, it didn't rub in
13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 10/28/08 - 8:56:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
weird

13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 10/28/08 - 9:03:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
iknowiknow. what fi i mix both?
13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 10/28/08 - 9:03:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
yuck
13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 10/28/08 - 9:34:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
I've always gotten the ointment. I don't know why... I guess because that's what my mom got when I was little and it worked fine, so I just keep getting it.
13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 10/28/08 - 9:42:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
My philosophy has always been that if there's going to be a bandage covering it, it's ointment. If it's for something that will be exposed, it's cream.
13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 10/28/08 - 9:44:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 10/28/08 - 9:42:04 PM angi wrote:
My philosophy has always been that if there's going to be a bandage covering it, it's ointment. If it's for something that will be exposed, it's cream.


Now that you say this, that is exactly how I feel about it too. I never really thought about it before because I always use bandaids but whenever it's something that I don't put a bandaid on, I use First Aid Cream instead of my ointment Neosporin.
13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 10/28/08 - 9:59:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 10/28/08 - 9:42:04 PM angi wrote:
My philosophy has always been that if there's going to be a bandage covering it, it's ointment. If it's for something that will be exposed, it's cream.


Hm. I like that



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