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Erythromycin Eye Ointment Medication
Dont worry: Just apply a little to your finger and rub on your lashes. ...Read more
Depends: Erythromycin is an effective anti-biotic which means it acts against bacteria. If your pink eye is viral, or due to some other cause, the Erythromycin might provide some degree of comfort but will not actually treat the condition. Your ophthalmologist can advise you about the cause of your eye redness. ...Read more
See below:: Some states require prophylaxis against gonococcal opthalmia. Pros & cons of eyedrops for newborns: http://answers.Google.Com/answers/threadview/id/20050.Html. Check with your state's statutes/laws. There's convincing evidence that blindness due to gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum has become rare in the United States since the implementation of universal prophylaxis of newborns w/out harm! ...Read more
Why did my 3 1/2 mo old breast fed babies poop smell different (almost a medicinal smell!) when on erythromycin eye ointment for eye infection?
Hard to say: This could be a situation where antibiotic somehow got on the baby's hand and made its way into the GI tract, OR, possibly something you are eating in your diet could be affecting the poop. The only thing that will prove what caused this is whether the funny poop smell is gone after the eye treatment is stopped for a week or so... ...Read more
Probably: Most pink eye is due to a virus. If you are certain it is pink eye (conjunctivitis), and the vision is about normal, and there is no pus, and no pain, then you can use Erythromycin ointment which can provide some comfort while your immune system combats the virus. Generally it is applied as a line of ointment twice per day. If the condition persists see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
My wife has pink eye. I have a fresh (not expired) tube of erythromycin ophthalmic ointment. Can she apply? If so, please advise on usage/dosage.
My 9 month old has pink eye and I have a tube of erythromycin ophthalmic ointment, how many times a day, how many days?
2-3 times per day: Try the ointment 2-3 times per day until the redness improves. If not better after 3-4 days, then see a pediatric ophthalmologist. ...Read more
I got prescribed erythromycin ointment for my pink eye and I'm wondering how fast it will make my eye clear up? do I stay home from school
Probably you can go: But need to certain the diagnosis is clear. Did you see an ophthalmologist? You probably can go to school ...Read more
No: Erythromycin is a useful antibiotic effective against susceptible bacteria. It has no action against viruses including the herpes virus. There are very good anti-virals to treat herpes and if you suspect this condition see you ophthalmologist for diagnosis and treatment as herpes untreated can sometimes cause vision to drop. ...Read more
I'm 5 months pregnant & have pink eye. Dr prescribed erythromycin ointment. She says it's safe for pregnancy. Is it the safest?
I cannot get the prescribed erythromycin ointment into my toddler's eye for pink eye, if I can get it on the eyelid will that help?
Eye meds: Put a finger or thumb about an inch or so below the eye and tug the skin down. That will open a shelf within the eyelid where you can put the med.The kids normal blinking will spread the ointment. Kids and adults all have problems if you try to put stuff directly into the eye.Good luck. ...Read more
I have erythromycin ointment for eyelid lump and redness. Should this go in the eye? She said just to cover eyelid to base of lashes. Is this right
Chalazion: Best easy approach is to apply dry hot compress to the eye lid for 5-10 min then apply the ointment inside the lower eye lid. The body temperature will melt it and it will go where it needs to go. Do this 4 times a day. If it is not resolved within 5-7 days it may need to be treated with minor surgery. The compresses may work equally effective without the ointment. ...Read more
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