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Can i use bacitracin zinc ointment on a stye on my eye? it is on my eyelid, i have some people saying i can and some saying not to use it.

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Dr. Lisa Abrams
Pediatric Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Not advised : Only ophthalmic bacitracin is ph balanced for the eye. Using topical antibiotic created for the skin near your eye could cause significant stinging and even a corneal abrasion if it were to get into the eye.
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