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Can I use bacitracin for minor eye hordeolum internet

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Probably won't be helpful. Warm moist compresses are first approach . Progressivr stye see your doctor

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Not effective: Bacitracin, a good antibiotic for open skin wounds, will not penetrate into a stye which is a closed system. The best treatment is frequent applicati... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lisa Abrams
Pediatric Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Not advised : Only ophthalmic bacitracin is ph balanced for the eye. Using topical antibiotic created for the skin near your eye could cause significant stinging an... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Bactroban (mupirocin: This is a topical ointment.You need a prescription in the US,maybe not in other countries.
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Dr. Daniel Coden
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
It wont help or hurt: "styes" is a layman's term for blocked oil glands in the eyelid. Most all will resolve completely with time and warm compresses. If they do not resolv... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Discontinue: You may be having an allergic reaction, consult your doctor.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Try heat: Use very warm soaks over the eye 4-5 times per day for 5 minutes each over the next several days./ This will usually make a stye disappear. If not s... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Warm compresses: Warm compresses (wash cloth with hot water and hold it on the stye for 5-10 minutes, reheating as needed), or surgical incision and drainage, or stero... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
STYE OR HORDEOLUM: Eye infections are treated by opthalmic gtts or ointments not just by any antibiotic cream. Itching is a sign of allergy. Please check it out with you... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
yes: If you have been prescribed polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) drops for some problem, you can do that. However it is always safer if the eye is ... Read More

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