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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?

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?

Infection!: Sounds like you have an infection (conjunctivitis). It could possibly be viral, bacterial, allergic, or a naso-lacrimal duct infection. You need an exam to determine and then appropriate treatment. ...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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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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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

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I have some eye ointment that is three months old. Is it okay if I use it?

I have some eye ointment that is three months old. Is it okay if I use it?

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Was prescribed antibiotic eye ointment that I have to use 4 times a day. Can I still wear eye make up while using this?

Was prescribed antibiotic eye ointment that I have to use 4 times a day. Can I still wear eye make up while using this?

No: In addition, you should discard any eye makeup you have used since the infection started. It is likely contaminated. ...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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Terramycin ophthalmic ointment can cure eye stye?

Terramycin ophthalmic ointment can cure eye stye?

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

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Is blurred vision after some time using eye ointment normal?

Is blurred vision after some time using eye ointment normal?

Yes: Ointments are viscous and therefore result in an uneven layer of fluid in front of the eye. This can blur vision for 5-30 minutes depending on the thickness of the ointment. ...Read more

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Blurred vision after eye ointment. Help! Can I rinse it out?

Yep: But the vision will remain blurred for a few hours from the rinsing, as tap water is kinda irritating to the eye. If not alot better by tomorrow, see ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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If I have been on amoxicillin eye ointment for a week and both eyes are the same what do I have? Staphylococcus?

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

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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

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

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How do I get rid of my child's stye if warm compresses and the eye ointment didn't work?

How do I get rid of my child's stye if warm compresses and the eye ointment didn't work?

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

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How long does it take polyfax eye ointment to cure eyelid infection?

How long does it take polyfax eye ointment to cure eyelid infection?

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

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Is there a point in putting eye ointment in a newborn's eyes after a c-section?

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

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Will pink eye ointment give you blurry vision?

Will pink eye ointment give you blurry vision?

Yes: Any ophthalmic ointment can blur the vision at first because of its thick/viscous nature. It should clear though in a few minutes. ...Read more

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Are chloramphenicol eye drops as effective as the eye ointment at preventing infection?

Are chloramphenicol eye drops as effective as the eye ointment at preventing infection?

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

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Using ciloxan, (ciprofloxacin) natural tear drop and eye ointment but now bith eye are infected with the bacteria

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

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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?

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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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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Can terramycin eye ointment be used in infants less than 6 months of age for bacterial conjunctivitis? Or chloramphenicol eye ointmt more suitable?

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