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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Eryc Delayed Release (Definition)

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My 7 month baby have a stye in his right eye lid so his doctor gave him a 3.5 gm erythromycin 5mg/g so does it works?

My 7 month baby have a stye in his right eye lid so his doctor gave him a 3.5 gm erythromycin 5mg/g so does it works?

It can help...: The standard of care is to apply warm compresses (moist washcloth on the affected eye for five to 10 minutes about four times a day). Usually, the sty will go away on its own. The sty will usually drain and heal after a few days of treatment. Sometimes a physician may order antibiotic ointment to be applied to the sty. ...Read more

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Which works better with tretinoin, topical erythromycin or benzoyl peroxide?

Which works better with tretinoin, topical erythromycin or benzoyl peroxide?

Either should help: My usual sequence is to try benzoyl peroxide, then topical antibiotics (erythromycin is a good one), then topical tretinoin (they can be used in combination or separately). The tretinoin and benzoyl willl both dry your skin out. It depends on how severe your acne is and how sensitive your skin is. ...Read more

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How long could erythromycin take to work?

Days: It takes two days for it to reach maximal effect but then it wil take 7 or more days to 'kill everything' take the full amount prescribed even if you feel better. ...Read more

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What is the best way to apply erythromycin?

What is the best way to apply erythromycin?

By directions: Erythromycin is available is topical ointment, drops and systemic pills and infusions. Your doctor will prescribe the appropriate form and you should follow the directions given. If needed for the eye, for instance, apply the drop or ointment to the lower lid pulled down a little and when it snaps back it will spread the medication over the whole eye. ...Read more

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What are the side affects of taking erythromycin?

GI symptoms: Many adults cannot tolerate Erythromycin orally at the usual doses. Causes nausea, abdominal discomfort, some people get a strange taste in their mouths. Then, like any other drug, there are allergic side-effects. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of overdosing on erythromycin?

What are the consequences of overdosing on erythromycin?

Probably nothing: What do you mean by overdosing. Did you take an extra pill or swallow the bottle? Generally if you stop taking it your body will clear it and you should be fine. ...Read more

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