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Brolene Eye Ointment Discontinued
My right eye is red sore has slight pus discharge and waters lots tried brolene eye drops they haven't helped what else should I do?
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
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
Probably: Most eye ointments have an expiration date about two years from time of purchase. Yours is almost certainly in that time frame if you got it three months ago. The date of expiration is found on the crimp at the bottom of the tube. ...Read more
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
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
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
Was prescribed antibiotic eye ointment that I have to use 4 times a day. Can I still wear eye make up while using this?
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
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 more
If I have been on amoxicillin eye ointment for a week and both eyes are the same what do I have? Staphylococcus?
Go back to doctor: If the treatment has not improved the eyes go back to doctor for further testing. May be wrong diagnosis. Do not mess around with your eyes they are very important ...Read more
How long can erythromicyin eye ointment be used in 4 mo old baby with conjunctivitis? Dr said 3x day for 5 days but it came back 2 days after tx done
May be tear duct: If drainage has been persistent since birth this may be a blocked tear duct problem. It's ok to continue out the emycin (erythromycin) for another week. If no better re exam by his physician and definitive diagnosis! Intermittent drainage of a blocked duct may come and go for up to a year! If not self resolved within a year, will refer to ophthalmology for surgical treatment! ...Read more
Don't worry: Just apply a little to your finger and rub on your lashes. ...Read more
Needs consultation: Any child with a persistent stye or chalazion needs a consultation with an ophthalmologist to determine the underlying reason. "styes" generally develop in response to chronic eyelid gland inflammation. Treatment is aimed at not only treating the stye but preventing future problems as well. In extreme cases, styes may develop into cellulitis or skin infection requiring more intense treatment. ...Read more
Depends: The cure is related to the type of infection and the sensitivity of the organisms. If you are treating a stye, heat is the preferred treatment as antibiotics have little effect. If you are treating blepharitis, then cleaning regimens, heat and sometimes steroid creams can be more efficacious. If the infection is involving the eye also, then you need an ophthalmologist to help. ...Read more
State law for some: The acquisition of germs from the female genital tract that could cause eye damage led to this requirement in many states. Even a scheduled c-section has no guarantee that the fetal waters were not leaking before delivery permitting germs to ascend & cause germ transfer. Once acquired the germ may multiply & cause an unrecognized infection over days or weeks. ...Read more
Best avoided: Chloramphenicol eyedrops are a highly effective antibiotic although in the usa because of the rare risk of reaction, they have all but been abandoned. They are available in other countries. There are terrific eyedrops currently available. Antibiotic drops should only be used to combat an active infection. They should not be used to prevent the possibility of infection. ...Read more
Using ciloxan, (ciprofloxacin) natural tear drop and eye ointment but now bith eye are infected with the bacteria
Probably viral: Most bacterial infections are in one eye only. Viral commonly spreads to the other eye. Viral does not respond to ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) which can prevent secondary infection but your natural immunity is the best defense against viral. Check with your ophthalmologist to be sure that is the problem if you feel it is getting worse. ...Read more
Can I use TheraTears (sodium carboxymethylcellulose) and Systane eye ointment (mineral oil & white petrolatum) together?
Yes: The components of these products are soothing to the eye and do not interact or interfere with each other. ...Read more
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
I have what I think is a very small chazilian on my eyelid just on the lash line, I also have a brown coloured line in the eye crease just above it. I have been using golden eye ointment and have been using salt water to wipe, could this cause colour?
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
Can terramycin eye ointment be used in infants less than 6 months of age for bacterial conjunctivitis? Or chloramphenicol eye ointmt more suitable?
Eye ointments: Most pediatricians will use a gentamycin or other mycin. Chloramphenicol has been removed from the market in the US since it is associated with serious blood dyscrasias and can be fatal. ...Read more