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What is gentamicin sulfate ointment typically prescribed for?

What is gentamicin sulfate ointment typically prescribed for?

Gentamycin: This is an inexpensive topical skin antibiotic that is used to kill local skin infections. It might especially be used for a bacterial called pseudomonas. Antibiotic pills are often better. If used for staph bacteria, a cream called Mupirocin is a better alternative for many patients. ...Read more

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Can gentamicin sulfate ophthalmic solution USP be used for a stye?

Can gentamicin sulfate ophthalmic solution USP be used for a stye?

No,: A stye is not an infection. It is a plugged oil gland in the eye lid. Gentamicin is an antibiotic and will do nothing to treat it. Use warm compresses for 5 minutes frequently during the day instead. ...Read more

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How long do I wait for a chalazion to go away? I'm using prescribed gentamicin sulfate opthalmic solution, and have been doing so for about five days

How long do I wait for a chalazion to go away? I'm using prescribed gentamicin sulfate opthalmic solution, and have been doing so for about five days

That won't work: Gentamicin is an antibiotic. A chalazion is a blocked gland and not an infection. The treatment is warm compresses as often as possible and if that doesn't work (it almost always does) surgery. ...Read more

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Is gentamicin sulfate cream effective for cold sores?

Is gentamicin sulfate cream effective for cold sores?

No: Gentamicin is an antibiotic. It is only effective against certain types of bacteria. Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex 1 virus. Therefore, an antiviral type of medication is required ie Denavir cream or Valtrex (valacyclovir) tablets. Both require a prescription from your physician or dentist. ...Read more

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It it normal for my eye to still be swollen, red, and having discharge after taking the prescribed eye drops (gentamicin sulfate) for 5/7 days?

It it normal for my eye to still be swollen, red, and having discharge after taking the prescribed eye drops (gentamicin sulfate) for 5/7 days?

No, go back to MD: By 3 to 5 days if the Bacteria are susceptible you should be improving! Less redness, swelling and discharge!
If Antibiotic Drops are not working! Go back to MD and if possible have discharge cultured and antibiotic changed! ...Read more

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Which one is better to prevent secondary infection, while recovering from HSV in the eye. Gentamicin Sulfate or Ciprofloxacin HCL?

Which one is better to prevent secondary infection, while recovering from HSV in the eye. Gentamicin Sulfate or Ciprofloxacin HCL?

Either drop is good: Both Gentimycin and Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxicin are pretty good antibiotics against the common bapathogens around the eye that cause secondary infections. Gentimycin is a little more toxic to the cornea than the Cipro (ciprofloxacin) but probably has fewer resistant bacteria because we don't use it much anymore. I still use gentimycin after all routine cataract surgeries and after 25 years and over 20, 000 ops - no infections ...Read more

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Is garamycin (gentamicin) used for pink eye?

Is garamycin (gentamicin) used for pink eye?

Sometimes: Most pink eye is viral and garamycin (gentamicin), (gentamicin) a good anti bacterial, will have no positive effect. Sometimes it can be bacterial and garamycin (gentamicin) can be helpful. ...Read more

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Garamycin (gentamicin) injections comes 80mg/2cc. If the order is 35mg. How many milliliters must be given?

Garamycin (gentamicin) injections comes 80mg/2cc. If the order is 35mg. How many milliliters must be given?

Gentamicin Dose: The correct volume to draw up in the syringe is
0.875 ml. Be sure that you have a syringe that is calibrated in units small enough where you can accurately measure the correct dose. Your pharmacist should be able to help you purchase the best syringe for this dose. ...Read more

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Is taking garamycin (gentamicin) for pinkeye if its not viral harmful?

Is taking garamycin (gentamicin) for pinkeye if its not viral harmful?

Probably not: My main problem with this is that it does have a significant allergic profile in many patients where the actually worsen ; start using more because they think the "infection" is getting worse when actually it is a reaction to meds. ...Read more

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Help docs, is garamycin (gentamicin) suitable for healing tattoos?

Help docs, is garamycin (gentamicin) suitable for healing tattoos?

Gentamicin: This aminoglycoside antibiotic will not heal tattoos. If you are asking if it can be used topically to treat a skin infection due to the tattoo the answer is possibly, depending upon the organism being treated and its sensitivity to gentamycin (Garamycin). ...Read more

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I've been using a cream combo of lidex, lotrimin, & garamycin (gentamicin). Ok?

I've been using a cream combo of lidex, lotrimin, & garamycin (gentamicin). Ok?

No: What is being treate. This combo is trying to treat fungus, inflammation and infection with bacteroa at same time. Problem should should be properly diagnosed and treated with appropriate agent. ...Read more

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Can garamycin (gentamicin) cause a stomach virus?

Can garamycin (gentamicin) cause a stomach virus?

No, likely upset: Garamycin (gentamicin) is gentamycin an antibiotic which may cause, nausea, upset stomach and possibly diarrhea, similar symptoms as a viral abdominal infection (gastroenteritis). These symptoms may subside after few days, and should be discussed with your provider if continued. ...Read more

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If a toddler has pink eye can one apply garamycin (gentamicin) for his treatment?

If a toddler has pink eye can one apply garamycin (gentamicin) for his treatment?

Yes.: Garamycin (gentamicin) is an acceptable front-line treatment for "pink eye" (conjunctivitis); however, as there is a lot of emerging resistance to some of these types of eye drops/ointments, if your toddler is not getting better after a couple of days, time to see your pediatrician for diagnosis and switch to more broad spectrum eye drops. ...Read more

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How long will it take garamycin (gentamicin) ophtmalic drops for an eye infection?

How long will it take garamycin (gentamicin) ophtmalic drops for an eye infection?

Depends: If your eye is infected with a susceptible bacterium, then the response will be rapid and you should notice improvent in 2-4 days. If you have the far more common viral infection, then the garamycin (gentamicin) will be irrelevant and the virus will run its usual course of 3-10 days. ...Read more

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How long will it take for garamycin (gentamicin) ophtmalic drops to clear up an eye infection?

A week or less: Garamycin (gentamicin) is not used much by ophthalmologists any longer for "pinkeye", or conjunctivitis. Nevertheless, it is a reasonable choice for straightforward bacterial conjunctivitis. If the signs of infection, i.e. Redness, tearing, discharge, matted eyelid, etc. Are not resolved within a week the affected person should see an ophthalmologist as a stronger medication may be required. ...Read more

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What is the best ointment/cream to heal hair dye burns on the face? I have two very small burns because I didn't wipe it off right away and they hurt!

What is the best ointment/cream to heal hair dye burns on the face? I have two very small burns because I didn't wipe it off right away and they hurt!

Burn: The easiest thing you can do is apply neosporin which will act as barrier to prevent infection and allow healing to occur while help soothing the ache. If you continue with pain definitely consult your primary doctor. ...Read more

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Silverex ointment for burns heals scars?

Silverex ointment for burns heals scars?

NO: This has no effect on scars. Used on severe burns at the time of injury. Vite is an old one, seen to work the same as vaseline. Many products clamor for your attention to "heal" scars. They want your money. If you have asignificant scar, see a
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has no effect on scars. Used for severe burns. Vit e is an old one long noted to be as effective as vaseline. Lots of things. ...Read more

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I have a chemical burn on my underarms from nair. I put ointment on it after rinsing it throughly and it burns even more. What should I do?

I have a chemical burn on my underarms from nair. I put ointment on it after rinsing it throughly and it burns even more. What should I do?

Burn: If cold packs, ibuprofen and topical barrier creams are not relieving your symptoms you need to be checked for further assessment and management. All the best and avoid Nair in sensitive areas. ...Read more

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Got chemical burns from cement and I'm now 3 weeks into it. What's best way to treat it now? I'm still using an ointment and guaze plus wrapping them.

Got chemical burns from cement and I'm now 3 weeks into it. What's best way to treat it now? I'm still using an ointment and guaze plus wrapping them.

Concrete burn: If the concrete burn site blistered and ulcerated or if there is continuing discharge of serous or bloody material or extensive reddening you should be evaluated and treated by a physician or wound clinic for best care and follow-up. However if you note continued improvement with your treatment, it would appear to be appropriate for healing a 2nd or 3rd degree burn unless there's a deep skin ulcer ...Read more

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Why do blue star ointment burns like crazy?

Why do blue star ointment burns like crazy?

If skin is really: Dry & cracked - it's normal ability to defend/ protect underlying tissue is diminished. As a skin product breaks through that barrier, more sensitive tissues below can react to them. ...Read more

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What if I get gentamicin ointment in the eye?

What if I get gentamicin ointment in the eye?

Probably nothing: Gentamicin is formulated for use in the eye in certain products. If you got ointment for the skin, into your eye, it should not cause any harm. Wash out the eye and don't worry. ...Read more

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Hi I have chemical burns on my vulva and vagina from using nair can you tell me what ointment or something to put on it so it can be back to normal.

Hi I have chemical burns on my vulva and vagina from using nair can you tell me what ointment or something to put on it so it can be back to normal.

Protection: IN the future - nair is not designed for delicate areas such as the vagina/ vulva - so please don't do that.
You can use a hydrocortisone cream (not ointment) and an antibacteria cream such as bactroban (requires a prescription), and KEEP the area area CLEAN and DRY - and use antibacteria soap - NOT any lotions, vaseline, etc. In addition, I also recommend never shaving - trimming okay. ...Read more

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Two week old topical burns: ER doctor said to keep it constantly moist & uncovered w/ otc antibiotic ointment but no improve & dark scabs. What to do?

Two week old topical burns: ER doctor said to keep it constantly moist & uncovered w/ otc antibiotic ointment but no improve & dark scabs. What to do?

Get it evaluated: If the area has a dark crust, then you have not been able to keep it moist. I suggest that you get it evaluated by your primary physician or at urgent care. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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After using a light peel my vagina is inflamed, red, and burning. I've tried triple antibiotic ointment it still burns, what can I use? To reduce pain

After using a light peel my vagina is inflamed, red, and burning. I've tried triple antibiotic ointment it still burns, what can I use? To reduce pain

Oh my gosh - did: You use a peel on the delicate tissues of your vulva or worse yet - in the vagina? Peels are never to be used on that part of the body. The only responsible recommendation I can make at this point is to seek medical evaluation. It will help to determine the extent of injury caused. ...Read more

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I have a rash of little blisters, whitish droplets around the bottom of my eye lid that burns and itches what kind of ointment should I put on it?

I have a rash of little blisters, whitish droplets around the bottom of my eye lid that burns and itches what kind of ointment should I put on it?

Need exam: Rashes around the eyes need an exam. As you describe a "bubbly" rash, I would recommend an examination to make sure that this isn't a herpes silmplex virus infection, which can be serious around the eye, ; can affect the ocular surface. Treatment with oral antiviral agents and topical medication may be necessary. ...Read more

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I have small, itchy red spots over my legs, arms and hands. Burns when touched. Texa pills nor honey ointment or antihistamine ointment helps.

I have small, itchy red spots over my legs, arms and hands. Burns when touched. Texa pills nor honey ointment or antihistamine ointment helps.

See doctor: It is always of concern when a skin rash burns and thus you will need to consult your doctor or even a dermatologist to find out. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Gentamicin (Definition)

Gentamicin is an anti-bacterial which is a kind ...Read more