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can I use bacitracin for minor eye hordeolum internet

A 40-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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
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
29 years experience in Pediatric Ophthalmology
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 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
46 years experience in Emergency Medicine
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
36 years experience in Ophthalmology
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
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
Discontinue: You may be having an allergic reaction, consult your doctor.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Hordeloum?: 22 F I have a internal hordeolum. some of the pus came out and went in my eye. my lower lid hurts and I collect pus from the corner of my eye. What to ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
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
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A 7-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
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

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