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can tobramycin be used to treat pink eye

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amish Purohit
20 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Antibiotics are not indicated as pink eye is a viral infection. Steroid eye drops can help symptoms but are usually not needed as the condition will c ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
37 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes it can be: The combination of an antibiotic and steroid is often used to treat a very inflammed case of conjunctivitis.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
22 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it is: Tobramycin is a good antibiotic of choice for pink eyes. It must be prescribed by your doctor.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Few days: Few days to a week. But since most pink eye are due to virus, the tobramycin wont help, and it can last a week or so.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Could: Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is combination med that has stroid and antibiotic. Pink eye is viral infection. Using cold compressors and a ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
52 years experience Ophthalmology
See an Eye MD: If the cause of your pink eye is bacterial, tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) may be a good choice. However unless you see an eye md to determi ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
37 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: But can also make some "pink eye" conditions worse from the "dex" (dexamethasone = steroid) portion of the drop. A true bacterial "pink eye" only nee ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Won't help: Pink eye is almost always viral, in which case tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) (which is an antibiotic/steroid combination) won't help. If it' ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gwendolyn Cole-Hoover
34 years experience Family Medicine
Conjuctivitis: Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) contains a steroid medication. You can not use a steroid medication for an eye infection it can cause complica ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Yes on the recommendation of your ophthalmologist or pediatrician.
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