neosporin has a lot of things 'added' to it, its not just a triplebac-- its the add-in stuff that I believe is not on the label that so many people are allergic to.
I wouldn't use neosporin for anything- nor give it to my family, and I do speak up if it comes up. My doctor mentioned this to me, said she noticed a tendency for people to be allergic to it and just recommends a generic triple antibiotic now. I had a recurring infection where my ears were pierced that hadn't cleared up and I tried using neosporin (hadn't worn them for months and got infected when I started to try to wear them again)-- as soon as I said neosporin, she suggested I try the generic.
I was very sceptical because this was something I had been battling for months. A week later I was fine and have never had problems again.
It does come up from time to time to use it-- but it makes me cringe to think about using it on a childs genitals.
Skin deep database rates it as a risk 3-- says 75% of products tested have a lower riskhttp://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/pro...?prod_id=11150