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Antibiotic Eye Drops Sulfacetamide
Pink eye: Treat pink eye for at least 5 days.
Are sulfacetamide sodium and prednisolone sodium phosphate ophthalmic solution eye drops good for treating bacterial pink eye in adults?
Eye drops: sulfacetamide is useful but topical antibiotics are more effective. Prednisilone drops are not initially used and could be counter productive.
Are sulfacetamaide 10% eye drops and neomycin and polymyxin and dexamethasone eye drops for the same problems?
Generally: These are inexpensive eye preparations for treating infections when the organism is unknown at the time of patient examination. They are effective although they have some degreee of allergic response. Many eye infections are viral in origin so these will not improve that situation.
When clear: Wait until eye infection has cleared before restarting. In some cases it is best to throw out old stuff in case of contamination.
Probably not: We always recommend that any patient with an active eye infect not wear any contact lenses while on rx.
On prescription: There are many eyedrops with antibiotic characteristics. These are not over the counter items and that is because they should only be used after an ophthalmologist has determined whether an infection is present and what might be the best treatment. So if you suspect your eye is infected, see a doctor first.
Multiple choices: Many topical antibiotics are used regularly, including: sulfacetamide sodium, gentamicin, tobramycin, erythromycin ointment, moxifloxacin, gatifloxacin, trimethoprim-sulfmethoxizole, and so on. Pink-eye may be bacterial, but also can be viral, allergic, or due to another cause. Only a qualified ophthalmologist can tell the right cause and appropriate treatment. See an eyeMD.
I'm on the third day of using antibiotic eye drops for pink eye and it still looks horrible. Normal to take this long to get better?
Yes.: Pink eye is usually viral and takes it normal run of 10 days. People panic and change drs. The lucky dr sees u on day 7 or 8 and no matter what he or she prescribes you will be well in 48 hrs and the dr. Becomes a hero. Stick with the original doctor call him and let him know how you are progressing.
Have an exam: Probably not prudent to use old bottle of drops, or drops intended for another person, to treat what you may believe is "pinkeye". Old bottles may be contaminated or expired. Some of the preparations have steroids in them, and you can cause some serious damage if you are potentially treating the wrong condition. Best to be examined by an eye md for accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
Dry eye treatment: The reason your eyes are only responding to the antibiotic drops is the fact that there may be an infectious or inflammatory component to your eye symptoms. The antibiotics are treating that, helping your eyes feel better. Eventually, if you continue having dry eye symptoms, then optive (or other artificial tears) are the best drops to use chronically. Follow-up with your eye doctor not better.See 1 more doctor answer
They don't help: Antibiotics won't help if you have viral conjunctivitis.
My eyes are puffy itchy sting and sticky had these symptoms on and off for around a year I use antibiotic eye drops it clears up but return what is it?
I tried to say I had a probe done & tear duct is not blocked. It was suggested I try antibiotic for a mo. But I'm leary. What else besides eye drops?
Got conjunctivitis. Was given antibiotic eye drops a week ago. Light sensitivity and pain went away quickly but blurriness remains. Should I worry?
Get checked: You need to get checked to ensure nothing else is going on.
I'm being treated for corneal ulcers. Been feeling nauseated and run down. Is this a normal symptom? Only using antibiotic eye drops.
No: You should discuss this with your primary care doctor. It is not likely related to the treatment of your corneal ulcers.
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