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A 34-year-old member asked:

My wife has pink eye. i have a fresh (not expired) tube of erythromycin ophthalmic ointment. can she apply? if so, please advise on usage/dosage.

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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Yes: Provided that she is not allergic to Erythromycin -- you can apply to her eye/s twice or three times a day.
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
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Feb 20, 2012
Dr. Moonyoung Chung
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
4x day: If you are sure the bottle/tip has not been contaminated it can be used 4x day. Ointment does blur the vision so patients are usu prescribed antibiotic drops for bacterial conjunctivitis.

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