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Doctor insights on: Bacitracin Polymyxin B Ophthalmic Ointment

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Would bacitracin zinc and polymyxin b sulfate opthalmic ointment work for a style?

Would bacitracin zinc and polymyxin b sulfate opthalmic ointment work for a style?

Moist warm compress: 24 y/o female asks if bacitracin zinc and polymyxin b sulfate ophthalmic ointment work for eye stye? Not recommended. The best management/ treatment for stye is to apply warm compress/ moist warm clean wash cloth on the affected eye for 5 to 10 minutes 2 or 3 times a day and at bed time. This usually helps to unblock the gland (sweat or oil) which blockage caused the stye in the first instance. ...Read more

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I am with stye. Can I use bacitracin zinc + neomycin sulfate + polymyxin b sulfate? Thank you!

I am with stye. Can I use bacitracin zinc + neomycin sulfate + polymyxin b sulfate? Thank you!

It won't help or hurt: "styes" is a layman's term for blocked oil glands in the eyelid. Most all will resolve completely with time and warm compresses. If they do not resolve in a reasonable period of time, an ophthalmologist can easily incise and drain them leading to quick resolution. This triple antibiotic should not hurt anything (if not allergic), but won't help either as these are not bacterial in origin. ...Read more

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Used bandaid with polymyxin b sulfate &bacitracin on a cut finger in 1st trimester. Also cooked food using that bandaid. Can it pose risk to baby?

Used bandaid with polymyxin b sulfate &bacitracin on a cut finger in 1st trimester. Also cooked food using that bandaid. Can it pose risk to baby?

No worries: Using a Bandaid, having polymyxin B and bacitracin on a finger cut, having a minor finger cut, or cooking food while having a Bandaid on, should not change anything in the baby fetus's life. No worries. ...Read more

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Bacitracin zinc, neomycin sulfate, and polymyxin b sulfate can this be used in the ear?

Bacitracin zinc, neomycin sulfate, and polymyxin b sulfate can this be used in the ear?

Otitis ; Tripple ABX: No, I wouldn't use this in an ear, especially if there is any irritation causing any break in the skin. Use cortisporin otic or anything that can be used in the eye, such as tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone). For swimmers ear we used glycerine or vol-sol hc. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

Yes: Stress and fatigue are the main causing factors. There are no drops or ointment that can stop the twitching, while it is true that irritation of the lids and cornea can cause this, you have tried these with no results. ...Read more

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Is polymyxin b sulfate and trimethoprim ophthalmic solution USP used for styes?

Is polymyxin b sulfate and trimethoprim ophthalmic solution USP used for styes?

Not usually: Antibiotics are generally ineffective for treatment of stye or chalazion, which are caused by blockage of oil ducts, not by infection. The best treatment for stye is warm compresses and lid scrubs with baby shampoo to unblock the oil gland and allow it to drain. ...Read more

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Polymyxin b sulfate and trimethoprim ophthalmic solution for ears?

Not effective: Topical medications for the eyes are formulated differently than medications for the ear, and may not penetrate properly or may irritate. Eye drops are for eyes and not ears and vice-versa. ...Read more

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Can polymyxin b sulfate and trimethoprim ophthalmic solution work?

Depends on diagnosis: Trade name is polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim) and depends on what you are treating. It's an older generation antibiotic used often in conjunctivitis and other eye infections. It can be useful for susceptible bacterial infections. ...Read more

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Is a rash on the chest a sign of an allergic reaction to Polymyxin B Sulfate and Trimethoprim Ophthalmic Solution?

Is a rash on the chest a sign of an allergic reaction to Polymyxin B Sulfate and Trimethoprim Ophthalmic Solution?

Unlikely: It's unlikely that the ophthalmic eye solution caused the rash on the chest. The medication is not systemic. Please see you doctor for the rash. ...Read more

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Can I use Polymyxin b sulfate and trimethoprim ophthalmic for an ear infection?

Can I use Polymyxin b sulfate and trimethoprim ophthalmic for an ear infection?

Inner vs Outer: If this an inner ear infection then the antibiotic ointment will not be helpful. I recommend making an appointment with your PCP or an ENT to see if you have an infection. If you have already been diagnosed with 'otitis media' commonly referred to as an inner ear infection then the ointment will not help. Good luck to you ...Read more

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I got conjunctivitis (not severe, just beginning), how long would it be until the redness goes away on trimethoprim polymyxin B ophthalmic eye drops.?

I got conjunctivitis (not severe, just beginning), how long would it be until the redness goes away on trimethoprim polymyxin B ophthalmic eye drops.?

CONJUNCTIVITIS: Conjunctivitis is very contagious with your symptoms it sounds more bacterial than allergic. Redness tends to resolve in 1-3dys. You can add in ZYRTEC (cetirizine) &PATANOL DROPS to cover any allergic component. ...Read more

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If I used polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim) in eye last month and got pink eye again this month I used polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim) again would that be considered prolonged use?

If I used polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim) in eye last month and got pink eye again this month I used polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim) again would that be considered prolonged use?

No: However, recurrent eye infections should make you wonder why this is happening. If you are a contact lens user, perhaps there is a problem with your lens hygiene. Also, this time of year allergic conjunctivitis is common and can simulate or bring on infection. Finally, be sure to clean your eyelashes and lids daily with a washcloth and warm water. ...Read more

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Is polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or calendula ointment better?

Is polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or calendula ointment better?

For what problem?: Without knowing what you're treating, it's hard to say which would be "better." polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) contains synthetic antibiotics, Bacitracin and polymyxin. Calendula ointment is from the marigold plant, calendula officinalis. It's been traditionally used in minor skin wounds: skin infections, burns, bee stings, sunburn, warts, etc. Most research comes from animal studies. Http://tinyurl. Com/lapg2kq. ...Read more

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What's the difference between neosporin and polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment?

What's the difference between neosporin and polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment?

Neomycin: Neosporin contains bacitracin, polymyxin and neomycin. Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) contains just the first 2 of these. Neomycin is a common allergan so many people react with a contact allergy dermatitis to neosporin. ...Read more

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Allergic to neosporin and polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) what ointment can I use?

Allergic to neosporin and polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) what ointment can I use?

You need a Rx: Depends on the type of infection you are treating. For staph, an rx ointment can be used. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between neosporin ointment and polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment?

Is there a difference between neosporin ointment and polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment?

Neosporin xpolyspori: There is a difference, neosporin is one antibiotic ointment. Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) is antibiotic but, is a mixture of few antibiotic products. ...Read more

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Open razor cut wound red and moist can I treat it with polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment with bacitracin zinc and gauze? How do I know it's not infected? Ty!

Open razor cut wound red and moist can I treat it with polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment with bacitracin zinc and gauze? How do I know it's not infected? Ty!

Wound: Yes, you can. The signs of infection - pain, drainage, usually milky white, green or yellow, swelling which is worsening, redness which is worsening or not getting better. If none of those are present, yes, you can go ahead and put an antibiotic ointment and either let it air dry or cover with a dressing (bandade). If the symptoms above are present and it's getting worse, see doc. ...Read more