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tobradex on bacterial conjunctivitis

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Dr. Tal Raviv answered
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Zylet and tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) are very similar they both have an antibiotic - tobramycin and a steroid. Zylet has a milder steroi ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt answered
27 years experience Family Medicine
A few things: Your own immune system, flushing the eye with eye saline and antibiotics.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Galbraith
47 years experience Pediatrics
Usually: Bacterial conjunctivitis goes away in a few days on it's own. In england, as a rule , they do not treat common conjunctivitis because it is difficult ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Yes.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Many: Staph. Aureus, strep.Pneumonae, and hemophilus influenza are the most common bacterial pathogens. Others include moraxella sp., corynebacterium dipht ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Yes but becareful: Many things cause fevers and fewer things cause conjunctivitis. A viral infection causing the fever with secondary bacterial conjunctivitis is possibl ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably yes, but...: Bacterial conjunctivitis normally is treated with antibiotic eyedrops, doesn't usually need antibiotics by mouth. Also most conjunctivitis is viral, n ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Usually treated with antibiotic drops or salve.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt answered
27 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on your doc: It's taking a chance diagnosing over the phone. You could get it wrong and treat it improperly. If your doctor has seen you for this multiple times an ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience Ophthalmology
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