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5 Best Antibiotic Ointment for Wound Healing

5 Best Antibiotic Ointment for Wound Healing
Shweta Chaubey

The 5 Best Antibiotic Ointments for Wound Healing

  1. Medline SilvaSorb Silver Antimicrobial Wound Gel
  2. Derma Sciences Medihoney Gel Wound and Burn Dressing
  3. Smith & Nephew Iodosorb Cadexomer Iodine Gel
  4. Coloplast Triad Hydrophilic Wound Dressing
  5. SilvrSTAT Antibacterial Silver Wound Dressing Gel

Effective wound care demands proper cleaning and disinfection of the wound site. Contrary to popular belief, leaving the wound or open cut exposed to air can sometimes lead to severe complications. Researchers suggest that leaving a wound unattended can lead to the development of scabs and scars on the wound surface.

Going by the book, wounds heal quicker and better when they are covered and in a somewhat moist environment. Antibacterial wound healing ointment offers the wound moisture necessary for healing and fights the existing bacterial infection while preventing any chances of future bacterial invasions.

Finding the right wound ointment that best suits your needs can seem like an impossible task. Scrolling through an unending list of wound care products to learn about a every single ointment available under the sun is futile. To help you choose the correct wound healing gel that works best for your wound and skin type, HPFY has compiled a list of our best antiseptic ointments for wound healing.

The 5 Best Antibiotic Ointments for Wound Healing

FSA Approved  

Designed to release ionic silver for antimicrobial protection this gel is ideal for full-thick wounds, ulcers, burns, and other injuries with light wound discharge. Medline Wound Gel creates a moist wound-healing environment to facilitate quicker healing and prevent the tissue cells from harm. It has a non-staining, non-stinging formula to preserve skin integrity. This is the best antibiotic ointment for wound healing.

Features of Silvasorb Silver Antimicrobial Wound Gel 

  • Controlled-release antimicrobial silver for constant powerful antimicrobial protection.
  • Balanced moisture management ensures an ideal healing environment.
  • The wound healing formula does not macerate or dry the wounds.
  • Does not stain the wound or surrounding skin and allows for easy monitoring of the wound site. 
  • Non-adherent and does not leave any residue.
  • Offers effective wound management.
Medline SilvaSorb Silver Antimicrobial Wound Gel

Silvasorb Silver Antimicrobial Wound Gel Reviews

Silvasorb Silver Antimicrobial Wound Gel Reviews [47 Reviews]

07/10/22, by David S. "Excellent service and price. Product very helpful in minimizing inflammation of nares due to chronic use of nasal oxygenation while waiting for replacement of CPAP machine returned to Philips because of improper material used as cushions."

05/24/22, by Geraldine J. "Very good wound gel, it does what it says it will do thanks to the good Lord."

FSA Approved  

Contains Leptospermum Honey and Natural Gelling agents which help maintain a moist environment for proper wound healing. The high osmotic potential helps pull fluid from deeper tissues. Medihoney ointment has a viscous formulation and increased stability at the wound site. It cleanses and debrides the wound bed due to high osmolarity.

Features of Medihoney Gel

  • Aids in cleansing the wound of factors that may delay healing.
  • Maintains a moist wound environment.
  • Osmotic potential of the wound gel draws fluid through the wound, to the surface, helping to liquefy non-viable tissue.
  • Designed for superficial to full thickness wounds, burns, deep tunneled wounds.
Derma Sciences Medihoney Gel Wound and Burn Dressing


Medihoney Wound Gel Reviews

MediHoney Gel Reviews [20 Reviews]

08/11/22, by Kathleen D. "Liked this very much. It works well. Only have sterile wipes close by because it is very sticky and gritty. You will need to wash your hands very good before and after applying this medication to your wound.

06/04/22, by Deborah P. "Great for deep wounds"

FSA Approved

Formulated with sterile Cadexomer Iodine this gel cleans wounds by absorbing fluids, removing exudate, slough, and debris and forms a gel on the wound surface that soaks up exudate while killing bacteria.  Iodosorb combines the advantages of a broad-spectrum, slow-release antimicrobial agent with de-sloughing and fluid-handling properties. In highly exuding chronic and infected wounds, it reduces critical colonization and infection and prepares the wound bed, making it one of the best antibiotic ointments for wound healing. 

Features of Iodosorb Gel

  • Sustained release of iodine offers antimicrobial action.
  • Unique cadexomer iodine provides de-sloughing action.
  • Creates an effective wound-healing environment that is effective for the management of chronic and infected wounds.
  • Manages excess exudate in highly exuding wounds.
  • Serves as a barrier to new pathogen invasion.
  • Curbs tissue pain and improves quality of life.
Smith & Nephew Iodosorb Cadexomer Iodine Gel


Smith & Nephew Iodosorb Cadexomer Iodine Gel Reviews

Iodosorb Gel Reviews [19 Reviews]

09/26/22, by Donald D. "Thanks, the unavailability of this recommended wound aide, until I finally got it ordered thru you, hindered the beginning of the healing progress after surgery at Kaiser. NONE was available ANYWHERE except from you.Thanks again."

05/24/22, by Fred M. "Speeds healing and 4X cheaper than the pharmacy."

FSA Approved 

 A zinc oxide-based hydrophilic paste typically used to treat wounds with light to moderate discharge. Featuring great autolytic debridement, it consistently stays in place despite incontinence or maceration. Coloplast triad paste absorbs the wound fluid and gently adheres to moist wound beds, making it efficient for treatment of pressure ulcers, superficial wounds, scrapes, and first- and second-degree burns

Features of Triad Cream

  • Triad Cream is an occlusive wound dressing suitable for compromised peri-wound skin and can be used on neonates.
  • Coloplast Triad is ideal to use when using conventional wound dressings is not feasible.
  • Maintains a moist healing environment for ultimate wound healing.
  • Great for peri-wound skin.
Coloplast Triad Hydrophilic Wound Dressing


Coloplast Triad Hydrophilic Wound Dressing Reviews

Coloplast Triad Hydrophilic Wound Dressing Reviews [15 Reviews]

10/06/22, by Joyce E. "This cream is perfect in all aspects of treating pressure sores. Great in the preventing/healing of pressure sores."

07/07/22, by Shelly "I applied the ointment to a cut and with in afew hrs. it was like about healed... looked to be but still sore and i reapplied ointment and i highly recommend this . i give it 5 stars and will keep using ... thanks"

FSA Approved

 This water-based silver dressing was designed to manage first and second-degree burns. Formulated with silver which inhibits the development of infection-causing bacteria and fungi. This gel is applied  directly on and around the wound and then covered with a standard dressing like a Tegaderm Film. Remove and reapply after every 1-3 days for the most effective results. Consult your physician for specific wound care.

Features of SilvrSTAT Gel

  • Heals wounds fast and is considered to be one of the best ointments for wound care. 
  • Formulated for use on first- and second-degree burns, lacerations, abrasions, minor cuts, and skin irritations.
  • Water-based wound healing ointment offers safe and healing environment for chronic skin tears, pressure ulcers, stasis ulcers, and diabetic ulcers
  • Contains silver which helps inhibit growth of microorganisms.
SilvrSTAT Antibacterial Silver Wound Dressing Gel


SilvSTAT Antimicrobial Silver Wound Gel Reviews

SilvSTAT Antimicrobial Silver Wound Gel Reviews [13 Reviews]

07/10/22, by Jackie C. "Promotes rapid and scarless healing"

05/24/22, by John W. "2 days and the scrape was almost healed up"


If you have hypersensitive or allergy-prone skin, consult your doctor before purchasing any wound-healing ointment. If you are looking for other wound care supplies, explore our wide range of wound care products, including wound dressings, moisturizers, and wound cleansers.


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