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Can you use antibiotic eye ointment on your skin?

Can you use antibiotic eye ointment on your skin?

Yes: If you get a skin lesion you are convinced is due to bacterial infection, and have available an appropriate antibiotic eye ointment, it can be effective on the skin. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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I cannot put my antibiotic eye ointment on, what to do?

I cannot put my antibiotic eye ointment on, what to do?

Technique: Looking in a mirror, pull your lower lid outward forming a cup. Place the ointment in that cup. Then pull your lower lid over the front of your eye and close your eyes to spread the ointment. You can also have someone assist you. It gets easier with practice. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why do my wrists itch so much? Had a baby 12 days ago c section. Have had unusual allergic reactions to anticoagulant and antibiotic eye ointment

Why do my wrists itch so much? Had a baby 12 days ago c section. Have had unusual allergic reactions to anticoagulant and antibiotic eye ointment

Itching: Your itching is related to your allergic reactions., even 12 days ago. Should go away with time. Allergist might help. ...Read more

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Explain to me lennon sulphacetamide eye ointment hw it treat the eye?

Explain to me lennon sulphacetamide eye ointment hw it treat the eye?

As an Antibiotic: As far as i know lennon sulfacetamide is a branof of sodium sulfacetamide in south africa. This is a bacteriostatic antibiotic. We rarely used it alone. We usually use the blephamide combination which has the sulfacetamide 10% plus 0.125% prednisolone. The combination is very good in controlling meibomian gland inflammation, the sulfacetamide keeps the bacteria controlled. ...Read more

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Why would they make a combo steroid and antibiotic ointment for eyes?

Why would they make a combo steroid and antibiotic ointment for eyes?

Guessers : Stupid combo. The antibacterial used in these combination drugs is often tobramycin, which is not a first line antibiotic for eye infections.Tobramycin main action is towards gram negative bacteria. Eye infections and the ones responsible for blindness are gram positive. Steroids decrease the immune system. All my professors are against them. They make patient feel better. I don't prescribe. ...Read more

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What to do if i accidentally used terramycin ophthalmic ointment in my eye?

What to do if i accidentally used terramycin ophthalmic ointment in my eye?

Nothing: Nothing unless you are allergic to it. You can use artificial tears to rinse and lubricate. If the eye becomes swollen or any other systemic side affects appear then see er or doctor immediately. Most likely will cause no harm or do nothing except possibly cause blurred vision until it washes away. ...Read more

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Why must I avoid eyes while using an antibiotic ointment?

Why must I avoid eyes while using an antibiotic ointment?

Untested in eyes: I am guessing that you are using an antibiotic ointment for some skin problem on the face. Many products for the skin have not been tested on the eyes and the medical liability attorneys will tell the pharm company making the product to state on the label, not for eye use 'do not get in eyes'. The eyes can tolerate a little of many of these things so avoid the eyes but do not be obsessive. ...Read more

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Hello! i was given chloramphenicol eye ointment for my eyes but on the package it says for external use only?

Hello! i was given chloramphenicol eye ointment for my eyes but on the package it says for external use only?

Not to be ingested: External use means outside to body and not to be ingested.Read the directions by the pharmacist it will say to be used in the eyes. ...Read more

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Can tetracycline skin ointment be used as an eye ointment?

Can tetracycline skin ointment be used as an eye ointment?

No: Eye ointments usually are very narrow range of acidity or less likely to hurt really bad when placed in eye. Skin ointments are more crude and not made to put in eyes. ...Read more

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I got triple antibiotic ointment in my eye--can this be harmful?

I got triple antibiotic ointment in my eye--can this be harmful?

Triple antibiotic: Thi s is for external use , not ophtalmic use if it came in u eyes by mistake wash it, if u notice any side effect , see u pco. ...Read more

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Can I use a maximum strength triple antibiotic with pain relief ointment in my eye?

Can I use a maximum strength triple antibiotic with pain relief ointment in my eye?

Probably not: Unless the package is marked that it can be used in the eye, it is best not used for that purpose. There are plenty of eye products in pharmacies that have been cleared for eye use. ...Read more

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My vision is blurred when I put in antibiotic ointment. Can I rinse out with eye drops?

My vision is blurred when I put in antibiotic ointment. Can I rinse out with eye drops?

Ok: But you may be washing out the ointment and decreasing its effectiveness. Why not ask your ophthalmologist to switch you to a drop. ...Read more

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Can I use synthomycine 5% (chloramphenicol 5%) eye ointment for a stye? How do I use it?

Can I use synthomycine 5% (chloramphenicol 5%) eye ointment for a stye? How do I use it?

Not helpful: Topical antibiotics will not penetrate a stye. The best treatment for a stye is very warm compresses applied for 5 minutes every 2-3 hours while awake. This almost always gets rid of them. ...Read more

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Can I stop iteye problem by just using a tiny bit of neosporin antibiotic ointment in my eye and rubbing some around my eye?

Can I stop iteye problem by just using a tiny bit of neosporin antibiotic ointment in my eye and rubbing some around my eye?

Lubrication ?: You may just have dry eyes requiring artificial tears for relief. If you are really irritated and light sensitive, you may have scratched your cornea. Go see an ophthalmologist to rule our corneal abrasions and foreign objects in the eyes ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the blurryness of a eye ointment ? I put on refresh pm last night and i wakeup and my eyes are still a bit blurry .

How can I get rid of the blurryness of a eye ointment ? I put on refresh pm last night and i wakeup and my eyes are still a bit blurry .

Use less or avoid: Any ointment causes blurriness. You may be suing too much: just a bit will do. If blurriness persists stop using the ointment and stick to long lasting eye drops such as Restasis regularly. ...Read more

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How long does eye ointment stay in your system?

How long does eye ointment stay in your system?

Ointment: Minimal if any ointment is absorbed systemically so it does not really enter the systemic circulation. Whatever minute amount that it absorbed would be eliminated quickly. ...Read more