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Can polymyxin b cause hives?

Can polymyxin b cause hives?

See below: Yes it could if you are allergic to it. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Hives (Definition)

An outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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My two year old was treated with polymyxin b sulfate and trimethoprim. He developed hives all over within five hours. What caused this?

My two year old was treated with polymyxin b sulfate and trimethoprim. He developed hives all over within five hours. What caused this?

Many causes of hives: A 2 year old with hives 5 hours after taking polymyxin and trimethoprim. Hives most commonly occur in kids because of an underlying viral infection. If there is an allergy to a medication, the hives would usually occur within 30 min to an hour after ingestion. The hives could have been related to either medication. See pediatrician or allergist if not resolving with antihistamines ...Read more

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Is it common for Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Hydrocortisone Otic Suspension USP 10 mL to cause pain with swimmers ear and a middle ear infec?

Is it common for Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Hydrocortisone Otic Suspension USP 10 mL to cause pain with swimmers ear and a middle ear infec?

Ear pain: The suspension usually does not, the solution which is more acidic can more often. Would have ear checked for TM perforation. ...Read more

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My 2 yr old is on polymyxin b sulfate and trimethoprim antibiotics eye drop if we don't finish it will it cause a super infection later?

Should use till: It is gone unless directed otherwise by your doctor. If you stop early the infection may not be eradicated and will flair up off the antibiotic. ...Read more

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Should I use neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates for my ear? Too much?

Should I use neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates for my ear? Too much?

Yes: Exactly the right treatment-if used as an ear drop. Do not put anymore "q-tips" in his ear! ...Read more

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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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Does polymyxin b trimethoprim cure a stye?

Does polymyxin b trimethoprim cure a stye?

No: A stye is usually not an infection but a tender swelling of a gland in the eyelid. Also called a chalazion. The treatment is warm compresses and sometimes injection or excision with surgery. Drops and ointments don't much but occasionally I would use a topical antibiotic but it would not be polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim). ...Read more

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Can polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim) be used on a baby?

Can polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim) be used on a baby?

Depends on age: "safety and effectiveness [of polytrim] in children below the age of 2 months have not been established" according to drugs. Com. ...Read more

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What could occur to my eye if I put polymyxin b/tmp eye drops in my eye?

What could occur to my eye if I put polymyxin b/tmp eye drops in my eye?

Not too much...: This antibiotic drop is designed to kill certain bacteria. Like any medication, you want to make sure you don't have an allergic reaction. Using this drop when not guided by a doctor could lead to antibiotic resistance of the bacteria that normally colonize your eye. ...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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Is it possible for me to use polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim) ophth soln on a sty?

A stye: Is not infectious. Polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim) will not help this. Use hot compresses on the eye for 10 minutes at a time and repeat as often as you can during the day. This will eventually cause the stye to get smaller. ...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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Does polymyxin b sulfate and trimethoprim treat stye?

No: Styes are not infections. Those are antibiotics. This is a common misconception. Warm compresses are the main treatment for styes. ...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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Urine culture shows kllebsiella pneumonia (esbl+carbapenemase).Sensitive drugs only 2 out of 30 antimicrobial. I.E. Colistin & polymyxin b.What to do?

Urine culture shows kllebsiella pneumonia (esbl+carbapenemase).Sensitive drugs only 2 out of 30 antimicrobial. I.E. Colistin & polymyxin b.What to do?

Multidrug resistance: More information is needed before advising on what to do next. Why was the urine culture checked? What were the patient's complain?

---> It may be what we call asymptomatic bacteriuria. In that case no treatment is indicated. ...Read more

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Does polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim) contain sulfa?

Does polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim) contain sulfa?

Sulfates not sulfa: Polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim) contains sulfates. A patient history of allergic reaction to sulfa drugs should not exclude polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim) as a treatment. There seems to be no correlation between trimethoprim sulfate and sulfa sensitivity. However, one can be allergic to anything. Check with your treating doctor. ...Read more