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January 22, 1968

The Value of Neomycin in a Neomycin-Steroid Cream

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, University of Miami (Fla) School of Medicine.

JAMA. 1968;203(4):298-300. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03140040050016

Twenty-seven patients with inflammatory and infected dermatoses were treated with a dexamethasone sodium phosphate cream or a combination neomycin-dexamethasone sodium phosphate cream. Symmetrical areas were treated with the two preparations for a paired comparison in a double-blind fashion. The clinical responses were equally satisfactory with both preparations. Neomycin was not effective topically in eradicating bacteria from the skin lesions.