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Antibiotic Eye Drops Sulfacetamide
Pink eye: Treat pink eye for at least 5 days. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Probably not: We always recommend that any patient with an active eye infect not wear any contact lenses while on rx. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Not formulated: Eye drops are formulated for eye surface ; labeled as such. Otic (ear) drops same thing. I would not use except as prescribed. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
My daughter is 4 1/2 months old and has a watery one eye. The doc at her 8 week check up gave her antibiotic eye drops but it’s not clearing. I massage the corners and wipe it with warm cloth but they still get crusty?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
My vision is blurry after getting over conjunctivitis -- is this normal? Its been 15 days and even sometimes I am using eye drops. Doctor gave me Zylopred antibiotic
Not normal: Call your physician for a referral to a board certified ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Which is a stronger antibiotic eye drop? Tobramycin eye drops or Cypro (Ciprofloxacin) eye drops?
Depends on the infec: Either one depends on what the infection is and what anabiotic it is sensitive to. ...Read more
I have a painless hard lump in my eyelid that hasn't gone away with antibiotic eye drops, or occasional heat compresses. What could this be?
Probable chalazion: A chalazion is caused by inflammation in meibomian glands. Initial treatment consists of warm compresses to the area for 5 minutes 4 times a day, along with lid scrubs. If this doesn't solve the problem, then drops (azasite) can be prescribed. Surgical removal is available if all else fails. ...Read more
I have red eye more than 1 week without any help with antibiotic eye drops. What other underlying causes of red eye other than conjunctivitis?
Viral: Majority of pink eyes or conjunctivitis are viral, therefore they have to run their course usually 10-14 days. Antibiotics alone won't make any difference. Antibiotics and mild steroids given under opththalmologists care can decrease the redness. But either way it will there for the full course of it. If only one eye is red then there are many more dx:, iritis, foreign body, to name a couple. ...Read more
Will the antibiotic maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops lessen the effectiveness of birth control?
Would the antibiotic maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops lessen the effectiveness of my birth control?
Can I use eye drops to treat the redness from pink eye? I'm using an antibiotic cream from my doctor to cure my pink eye, but it doesn't treat the redness. Is it safe to use visine or something similar to make my eyes less bloodshot? .
During: During the course of response to an infection the eyes will become red from dilated blood vessels responding to the inciting agent. Any use of drops to get rid of the red may at times irritate and burn the eye more on application and may have a contra-effect. I recommend using less irritating preservative-free artificial tears such as refresh to help improve the redness. This will be a slow but less irritating process. ...Read more
I have bacterial pink eye. I just started my antibiotic eye drops yesterday. It's called tobramycin ophthalmic. Can I drink alcohol while on the eye d?
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