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Bacitracin Ophthalmic Ointment
Taking bacitracin ophthalmic ointment for a stye. What are normal side effects? My eye gets slightly irritated/itchy is that normal?
Not effective: Bacitracin, a good antibiotic for open skin wounds, will not penetrate into a stye which is a closed system. The best treatment is frequent applications of very warm (not hot) pads or washcloth for 4 minutes about 5 times per day. Although very uncommon, you could develop an allergy to Bacitracin as well. ...Read more
My nose is burning I am using Neosporin ointment. Sir how often I can use in a day contains neomycin polymyxin bsulfate bacitracin zinc ophthalmic?
2-3 times: 2-3 times a day would be the recommended dose. ...Read more
My left eye started twitching off and on three daysago. Have tried tears have tried polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) eye ointment. Bottom iinside lid bit red.Stress?
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
Poor choice: Skin infections can arise from a myriad of sources. Ciprofloxacin may treat the particular microorganism, or it may do absolutely nothing. Recycling previously prescribe antibiotics is rarely a good idea, and less so if they were designed to treat a different body part. The wisest course of action is to see a doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Warm Compresses: A stye, or chalazion, is an obstructed or infected oil gland of the eyelid. Use of warm compresses (a wash rag soaked in warm water) held over the closed eye for 10 minutes a few times a day will usually help the stye to resolve. Sometimes antibiotic eye ointment and less commonly oral antibiotics can help as well. If the stye has been there chronically (months), surgical drainage may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: After the expiration date, the effectiveness diminishes. It is best not to use an expired medication. ...Read more
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