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does erythromycin eye ointment help with psittacosis

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Erythromycin is an effective anti-biotic which means it acts against bacteria. If your pink eye is viral, or due to some other cause, the Erythromyci ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
31 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: bacterial: It is not my first line choice for bacterial conjunctivitis, however, it is broad spectrum and will work. Always have your pediatrician evaluate/exam ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
31 years experience Pediatrics
See below:: Some states require prophylaxis against gonococcal opthalmia. Pros & cons of eyedrops for newborns: http://answers.Google.Com/answers/threadview/id/20 ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Dont worry: Just apply a little to your finger and rub on your lashes.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
No: Prophylactic use of Erythromycin eye ointment for the newborns is intended to protect their eyes from getting infected with gonorrhea or chlamydia.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
NO: till you get better plus1 day
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes.: But most children with eye discharge at this age would benefit more from massage: http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1210252-overview.
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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
36 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: This could be a situation where antibiotic somehow got on the baby's hand and made its way into the GI tract, OR, possibly something you are eating in ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manijeh Bahremand
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Medication in pregna: It is Category B and safe to use during pregnancy
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably: Most pink eye is due to a virus. If you are certain it is pink eye (conjunctivitis), and the vision is about normal, and there is no pus, and no pain ... Read More
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