Top 20 Doctor insights on: Amoxicillin prescribed for conjunctivitis
Polymyxin b sulfate 4x/day/1week for 6mo with conjunctivitis. I can barely get one dose. Will oral amoxicillin help anyway? Taking that for otitisme
Ocular meds: Four times a day IS difficult to manage for many people, but the eye drop will treat the infection much faster than an oral medication. If resistance is the issue, try administering the dose to the corner of the eye while baby is sleeping flat, then gently open the eye and allow it to drain in. ...Read more
6mo ear infection/conjunctivitis on day 6 of Amoxicillin. She fell asleep before her last dose of the day. Is this going t be Be a setback?
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7.5 month old daughter was given 7mls amoxicillin twice a day for 10 days. She is 14lbs 14oz the amount seems real high to me. It is for pink eye, and?
Hard to say: You have not provided the strength of the med (amoxicillin) or a clear reason why it was used. Proper dose is higher for things like an ear infection that it would be for a bladder infection. There is more than one strength of medicine available, so giving the amount without the strength does not give us enough info. ...Read more
Cold for 3 wks, then a facial herpes breakout, then pink eye. Went to dr, gave me a prescription for amoxicillin because "i've been sick so long" why?
No: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so antibiotics are usually not effective. Viral conjunctivitis tends to run it's course in 7-10 days. It can be very contagious, spreading from one eye to the other or to other people. Hand washing is essential. To be certain it is not a more serious bacterial or fungal infection, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Will amoxicillin treat pink eye if it is bacterial? My 5 year old has an ear infection accompanied by her eyes now oozing green. Wasn't sure if amoxic
Hello. We have 4 kids, ages 5, 3, 1.5, and 8weeks. 5 yo and 1.5yo are on Amoxicillin and Cefdiner for ear infections. 3 yo on tobramycin for double pink eye. Now 1.5 yo and 8 week old have same symptoms as 3 yo with pink eye. Is it safe to give them tob
Mgt: Conjunctivitis or pink eye is very contagious. I would recommend that your two month old see your pediatrician. At this age infection may spread more easily to other areas and they also may have different susceptibility. Your 18 month old probably has the same infection and can start the Tobramycin drops, but each child should have their own dispenser. ...Read more
Pink eye: Usually caused by a virus but other causes include bacterial infection, irritations e.g chemical and allergies. Each cause require different management. In the case of bacterial conjunctivitis management will be topical ophthalmic antibiotics rather than oral antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2yr old given two drops oflaxin for pink eye. Hives within ten min of drops and lasted 5 days. He also had hives after amoxicillian. Antibioticallergy?
My 9 yr old weighs 51 pounds, and was prescribed 500 mg of amoxicillin twice a day. Is this a safe dosage?
Yes: For most indications, and please continue the whole prescribed duration, wish yourself and your son wellness ...Read more