A member asked:

8yo on gentamicin 5 days-eyes cleared up-off two days-infection came back-started gentamicin again-eyes becameveryred andhurt. should i stop treatment?

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Dr. Oscar Novick answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Conjunctivitis: If your eyes hurt and and the conjunctiv are red, consult an ophthamologist. You may have a viral conjunctivitis that may need other treatment.

Answered 9/25/2013

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Dr. Keith Ramsey answered

Specializes in Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine

Yes: See the doctor for a different treatment. Gentamicin can sometimes make eye irritation worse instead of better.

Answered 9/25/2013

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