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Safe for babies erythromycin ointment

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
PROBABLY, but...: Your 'allergy' to an antibiotic as an infant may not have been a true allergy e.g. What was the reaction? Rash? Or other reaction? The 'allergy' may ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Many of the kids reacting to Erythromycin years ago simply had a gut that didn't like it.If thr reaction was simple vomiting & belly pain it was more ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
No harm to baby: But you probably have hormonal acne which is worse in early pregnancy but likely to subside from 30 weeks on. When you are not pregnant and not nursin ... Read More
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: 1-metro gel skin applications during pregnancy is not contraindicated but i will not use in the trimester. 2-erthromycinet (topical) also is not recom ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 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.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Erythromycin is safe to use to infant and pregnant woman. If you have pink eye its viral conjunctivitis, you may not need the antibiotic for it. Tim ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Pink eye: Both drugs are safe during your pregnancy.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes and probably: Erythromycin is a macrolide antibiotic. It is not related to the penecillins nor cephalosporins to which you had allergies. There should be no cross ... Read More
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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
Safe yes: Ointment is a little over kill, drops work just as well and do not blur the vision. Pink eye is self limited, meaning that without treatment it will ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
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