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Is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) effective for ears?

Is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) effective for ears?

Yes for an infection: It has an antibiotic and a steroid. Another one that is effective is ciprodex. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Tobramycin And Dexamethasone (Definition)

Tobramycin|dexamethasone is an ocular antibiotic-corticosteroid combination which is a ...Read more


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Do you think I can put tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) st drops for ear-piercing?

Do you think I can put tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) st drops for ear-piercing?

Can help: If you are concerned that your piercing was infected, you can apply this product. Also, helpful is the use of local heat at the site of the piercing. If there is significant pain or swelling or redness, then see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Inner ear eczema & otitis, ointment, drops (tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) & burosol) are temp fixes. It's been going on for more than a year now. Need alternate suggestion?

Inner ear eczema & otitis, ointment, drops (tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) & burosol) are temp fixes. It's been going on for more than a year now. Need alternate suggestion?

Eczema of ear : You have to be patient with this condition. It takes a long time for this to heal. I usually write for triamcinalone cream 0.1 % and tell my patients to put it liberally on a qtip and twirl it in the ear canal and rub some on the flat part of the concha of the ear. It is a prescription so ask you family doctor for it. In two weeks you will be better. Only use for 2 wks then once a week after. ...Read more

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Can tobramycin and dexamethasone be used for your ears?

Can tobramycin and dexamethasone be used for your ears?

Yes: I assume you are considering using these medications designed for the eyes, in your ears. If you have been evaluated and the condition needing treatment is within the spectrum of these medications, then they can be used. Hopefully you have advice for this from an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my doctor prescribes me tobradex, (tobramycin and dexamethasone) but?

What do you suggest if my doctor prescribes me tobradex, (tobramycin and dexamethasone) but?

Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone): Is a commonly used eye drop. Of course, it all depends on the diagnosis necessitating the prescription.... ...Read more

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I applied tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) on my eyes and my eyes burned and turned red, what to do?

I applied tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) on my eyes and my eyes burned and turned red, what to do?

Exam for allergy: This medicine has an antibiotic component. Although many eye medications can cause stinging/burning and temporary redness, on occasion there may be an allergy. Discuss with your eye MD. ...Read more

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I applied tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) on my eyes and my eyes burned and turned red. Is this normal?

I applied tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) on my eyes and my eyes burned and turned red. Is this normal?

No: If your eyes burned and turned red after putting the tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) in, you should stop using it and tell your ophthalmologist. You may have an allergy to it. There are other eye drops that can be prescribed that are antibiotics and steroid combinations. It's important to follow up with your doctor so you can continue to have treatment. ...Read more

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How effective is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone)?

How effective is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone)?

Effective: To eased is a good medicine with good effectiveness but it depends on the diagnosis being treated. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone)?

Please describe the medication: tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone)?

Combination: Combination of the antibiotic tobramycin and the steroid dexamethasone. This drug is used for many infectious and inflammatory eye conditions. ...Read more

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What to do if i unintentionally overdosed on tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone)?

Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone): Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) has a steroid — and the main risk is elevated eye pressure. Please see your eye doctor to have your eye pressure checked. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to wear my contact lenses after applying tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone)? And how long til I insert it in?

Is it possible for me to wear my contact lenses after applying tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone)? And how long til I insert it in?

Not a good idea: If you are using tobradex, (tobramycin and dexamethasone) you have an eye or eyelid issue going on which needs to be treated and resolved prior to resuming contact lens wear. Wearing contact lens with active ocular disease and during topical steroid use is a set up for an infection or other problems. ...Read more

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Eye got scratched should I put tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) in it?

Eye got scratched should I put tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) in it?

Eye scratch: I recommend seeing either an ophthalmologist (a medical doctor specializing in medical and surgical treatment of eye diseases) or an optometrist (an eye doctor) regarding your scratch. Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is an antibiotic/steroid combination -- a professional should evaluate your "scratch" prior to prescribing the correct medication. Improper use of antibiotics and/or steriods could worsen symptoms. ...Read more

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There's something is in my eye or it's scratched; can I use the tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) I got last year?

There's something is in my eye or it's scratched; can I use the tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) I got last year?

No: First you need to make sure any medication you use is not expired. Second tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) contains both an antibiotic and steroid. The problem is more the steroid which can make an infection worse. Please see your eye doctor for the best prescription. ...Read more

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Eye Dr gave me Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) Sat. Stopped using it Thursday. Have to see eye Dr again Sat. Did I make mistake stopping drops. I didn't see any change.

Eye Dr gave me Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) Sat. Stopped using it Thursday. Have to see eye Dr again Sat. Did I make mistake stopping drops. I didn't see any change.

You were right: Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) works usually within a day for the intended condition. It appeared that it did nothing or even worsened your eye symptoms after having used it for nearly a week. Perhaps you need a second opinion on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How effective is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) for a chalazion?

How effective is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) for a chalazion?

Part of treatment: Use of tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is a combination of antibiotic and steroid which helps treat infection portion of sty and manage inflammation. This plus adequate drainage is often effective. You should see a local opthalmologist to manage. Prolonged use of tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is not recommended due to risk of fungal infections, etc in the eye. ...Read more

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Is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) effective in treating a chalazion?

Is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) effective in treating a chalazion?

No: More effective treatment is warm soaks 3-4 times per day. If this does not work in a few weeks, then it will need to be surgically treated. There is no ointment that has any significant effect on a chalazion. ...Read more

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How effective is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) treating a chalazion?

How effective is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) treating a chalazion?

Not very: A chalazion is the cystic product of a stye which the body has surrounded with a wall. Tobrex (tobramycin) will not penetrate. You can try heat but if the lesion is obvious, large or bothersome, see your ophthalmologist for correction. ...Read more

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How useful is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) in treating a chalazion?

How useful is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) in treating a chalazion?

Tobradex/ chalazions: Chalazions while not an inflection, are an inflammation, which the Dexamethasone in tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is a help. The tobramycin in tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone), prevents secondary infection in the area of the chalazion
concern is prolonged use, may cause a temprary elevation of the eye pressure (glaucoma) in some individuals.... Use as directed. ...Read more

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How effective is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) in treating chalazion?

Minimal effect: Tobradex, (tobramycin and dexamethasone) a fine combination product of tobramycin and Dexamethasone for topical use on the eye, will not penetrate into a formed chalazion. This is a cystic wall around the products of inflammation from a previous stye. Heat application in a diligent manner may get rid of the chalazion but some have to be surgically removed in a minor office procedure. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Chung
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Tobramycin (Definition)

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Tobradex (Definition)

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