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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

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) (Definition)

"Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. "Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. ...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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What should I do to treat pink eye?

What should I do to treat pink eye?

Stay Away: True pink eye is usually slang for viral conjunctivitis. It is commonly seen in children as it is so contagious. If the eye is red, however, there are many causes and should be seen by your eye doctor. ...Read more

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What is pink eye and how can I treat it?

Conjunctivitis : Pink eye is conjunctivitis. Typically it is viral, but could certainly be bacterial. Use cool compresses and cold refrigerated artificial tears. Wash hands very frequently. It should go away in a few days. ...Read more

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Please tell me how to treat the pink eye?

Please tell me how to treat the pink eye?

See your Doctor: You need evaluation to see if it is viral or bacterial infection or allergic pink eye conjunctivitis.The treatment depends on the cause bacterial conjunctivitis can be treated with prescription antibiotic drops, viral is treated differently.Allergic conjunctivitis is treated with antihistamine eye drops with/without oral antihistamines see your doctor or opthalmologist. ...Read more

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How to treat pink eye in 5month old baby?

How to treat pink eye in 5month old baby?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your baby's physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help your baby. ...Read more

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Does gentamicin treat pink eye in 2 to 3 days?

Does gentamicin treat pink eye in 2 to 3 days?

No: Gentamycin is an antibiotic. Most pink eyes are adeno-viral and do not improve by antibiotics. If by chance you have a bacterial conjunctivitis that is sensitive to gentamycin then is will treat it in 48-72 hrs, but that is very rare. ...Read more

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It's okay to use gentamicin to treat pink eye right?

It's okay to use gentamicin to treat pink eye right?

Not helpful: Gentamicin is a very good bacterial antibiotic. Pink eye is caused by a virus and gentamicin will have no effect on it. The old joke runs: Pink eye untreated lasts a week but if you use an antibiotic like gentamicin it will take only seven days. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva to dilate, thus leading to a redness of the eye. Depending on the cause of the conjunctitis there can also be itching, irritation, and discharge ...Read more


Dr. Bernard Seif
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Garamycin (Definition)

Garamycin is an aminoglycoside which is a kind of anti-bacterial ...Read more