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what is sulfacetamide sodium and prednisolone sodium phosphate used for

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Dr. Yale Kanter
60 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.

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Prednisolone: The steroid is usually given to wheezing infants who are exhibiting respiratory distress. The usual cause for the wheezing is asthma.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
16 years experience Pediatrics
Indicated?: I don't tend to prescribe Prednisolone for cough (except asthma exacerbation), but I have not examined your child. It is OK to give an 18mo Prednisolo ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Antibiotic: It is an unpleasant antibiotic eye drop. Use it only under the direction of a doctor.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 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
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
34 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
36 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
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Not a problem: There is no connection between these two pharmaceuticals and tinnitus or hearing loss or any ear problem.

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