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can gentamicin sulfate ointment be used on burns

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Dr. David Voron
51 years experience Dermatology
See below: Bacterial infections of the skin.
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
43 years experience Dermatology
Gentamycin: This is an inexpensive topical skin antibiotic that is used to kill local skin infections. It might especially be used for a bacterial called pseudom ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
20 years experience Infectious Disease
No: not appropriate treatment
Dr. Yolanda Wade
27 years experience Family Medicine
Incorrect treatment: Ringworm is a skin infection caused by a fungus, not bacteria (and not really a worm at all!). Gentamicin is an antibiotic that is used for bacterial ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. G. Wen
Dr. G. Wen answered
26 years experience Pharmacology
Eye infection: It is used to treat eye infections caused by susceptible bacteria.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Webb
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Yes: Yes, it can. Sometimes a stye turns into a chalazion, which is a nontender accumulation of oil in the lid. Sometimes a chalazion will gradually resolv ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
32 years experience Ophthalmology
That won't work: Gentamicin is an antibiotic. A chalazion is a blocked gland and not an infection. The treatment is warm compresses as often as possible and if that ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Frymark
46 years experience Dentistry
No: Gentamicin sulfate cream is antibiotic, useless for virus induced lesions. Acyclovir ointment can be applied to the sores. Anesthetic creams can r ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Yes: It is a topical antibiotic.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Yes to the opcon-a, but no to the gentamicin.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
No such thing: There are no antibiotics that are over the counter or available as home remedies.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
36 years experience Infectious Disease
No, go back to MD: By 3 to 5 days if the Bacteria are susceptible you should be improving! Less redness, swelling and discharge! If Antibiotic Drops are not working! Go ... Read More

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