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sulfacetamide sodium adverse effects

A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Not sure: There is a chinchilla study on use in ears. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3334819 & http://www.pubfacts.com/detail/3334819/Ototoxicity-of-Vas ... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Antibiotic: It is an unpleasant antibiotic eye drop. Use it only under the direction of a doctor.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
If it was prescribed: For him by his pediatrician or pediatric ophthalmologist, yes. If it was prescribed for someone else, no, because of risk of cross-contamination.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Same: Both can be used to treat conjunctivitis, but ophthalmologist don't use these as often as primary care and emergency medicine providers.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
37 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes : Sometimes eye drops are prescribed for the ears. That is ok. At least in the past, the ph of eye drops was more neutral than the drops used only for ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Not a problem: There is no connection between these two pharmaceuticals and tinnitus or hearing loss or any ear problem.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
35 years experience Ophthalmology
Antibiotic eye drops: Can be used to treat external ear canal infections as long as this is prescribed by your physician. On the other hand, you should not use ear drops t ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not for scars: This is not so much for treating scars as it for preventing scars by minimizing bacterial counts and the damage that is done by the bacteria and your ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
61 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye drops: sulfacetamide is useful but topical antibiotics are more effective. Prednisilone drops are not initially used and could be counter productive.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Sodium sulfacetamide: Sodium sulfacetamide lotion is used to treat skin conditions like acne, acne rosacea & seborrheic dermatitis.

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