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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Erythromycin ophthalmic ointment- can I use for possible ocular herpes?

Erythromycin ophthalmic ointment- can I use for possible ocular herpes?

No effect: Herpes is a virus for which a particular medication is available for treatment. Erythromycin is an anti-bacterial antibiotic ineffective against viruses. See you ophthalmologist if you suspect ocular herpes as if it is untreated, it can cause permanent vision change. ...Read more

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I have pink eye is ok for me to use erythromycin ophthalmic ointment and how much?

I have pink eye is ok for me to use erythromycin ophthalmic ointment and how much?

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

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Can I use erythromycin ophthalmic ointment for possible ocular herpes simplex?

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

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My 4 year old got erythromycin ointment for bacterial infection in eye. Looks all cleared up...How long do I need to apply it for? Dr was vague...

My 4 year old got erythromycin ointment for bacterial infection in eye.  Looks all cleared up...How long do I need to apply it for?  Dr was vague...

How long to treat: Most pinkeye clears up fairly quickly. The ointment can shorten the time and reduce transmission to others. I usually recommend treating for 2 days after the redness and drainage is gone. ...Read more

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May I use erythromycin eye ointment on my pink eye?

May I use erythromycin eye ointment on my pink eye?

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

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Erythromycin eye ointment - is it good for kid's pink eye?

Erythromycin eye ointment - is it good for kid's pink eye?

Yes: bacterial: It is not my first line choice for bacterial conjunctivitis, however, it is broad spectrum and will work. Always have your pediatrician evaluate/examine before using prescription medications. ...Read more

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Is erythromycin eye ointment for newborns required by law in every state?

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

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