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How long does eye ointment stay in your system?

How long does eye ointment stay in your system?

Ointment: Minimal if any ointment is absorbed systemically so it does not really enter the systemic circulation. Whatever minute amount that it absorbed would be eliminated quickly. ...Read more

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I have some eye ointment that is three months old. Is it okay if I use it?

I have some eye ointment that is three months old. Is it okay if I use it?

Probably: Most eye ointments have an expiration date about two years from time of purchase. Yours is almost certainly in that time frame if you got it three months ago. The date of expiration is found on the crimp at the bottom of the tube. ...Read more

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Explain to me lennon sulphacetamide eye ointment hw it treat the eye?

Explain to me lennon sulphacetamide eye ointment hw it treat the eye?

As an Antibiotic: As far as i know lennon sulfacetamide is a branof of sodium sulfacetamide in south africa. This is a bacteriostatic antibiotic. We rarely used it alone. We usually use the blephamide combination which has the sulfacetamide 10% plus 0.125% prednisolone. The combination is very good in controlling meibomian gland inflammation, the sulfacetamide keeps the bacteria controlled. ...Read more

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Hello! i was given chloramphenicol eye ointment for my eyes but on the package it says for external use only?

Hello! i was given chloramphenicol eye ointment for my eyes but on the package it says for external use only?

Not to be ingested: External use means outside to body and not to be ingested.Read the directions by the pharmacist it will say to be used in the eyes. ...Read more

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Can you use antibiotic eye ointment on your skin?

Can you use antibiotic eye ointment on your skin?

Yes: If you get a skin lesion you are convinced is due to bacterial infection, and have available an appropriate antibiotic eye ointment, it can be effective on the skin. ...Read more

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I cannot put my antibiotic eye ointment on, what to do?

I cannot put my antibiotic eye ointment on, what to do?

Technique: Looking in a mirror, pull your lower lid outward forming a cup. Place the ointment in that cup. Then pull your lower lid over the front of your eye and close your eyes to spread the ointment. You can also have someone assist you. It gets easier with practice. Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do if i accidentally used terramycin ophthalmic ointment in my eye?

What to do if i accidentally used terramycin ophthalmic ointment in my eye?

Nothing: Nothing unless you are allergic to it. You can use artificial tears to rinse and lubricate. If the eye becomes swollen or any other systemic side affects appear then see er or doctor immediately. Most likely will cause no harm or do nothing except possibly cause blurred vision until it washes away. ...Read more

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Can tetracycline skin ointment be used as an eye ointment?

Can tetracycline skin ointment be used as an eye ointment?

No: Eye ointments usually are very narrow range of acidity or less likely to hurt really bad when placed in eye. Skin ointments are more crude and not made to put in eyes. ...Read more

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Can I use synthomycine 5% (chloramphenicol 5%) eye ointment for a stye? How do I use it?

Can I use synthomycine 5% (chloramphenicol 5%) eye ointment for a stye? How do I use it?

Not helpful: Topical antibiotics will not penetrate a stye. The best treatment for a stye is very warm compresses applied for 5 minutes every 2-3 hours while awake. This almost always gets rid of them. ...Read more