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Doctor insights on: Gentamicin Sulfate Allergy In Children

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What is gentamicin sulfate ointment typically prescribed for?

What is gentamicin sulfate ointment typically prescribed for?

Gentamycin: This is an inexpensive topical skin antibiotic that is used to kill local skin infections. It might especially be used for a bacterial called pseudomonas. Antibiotic pills are often better. If used for staph bacteria, a cream called Mupirocin is a better alternative for many patients. ...Read more

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How long do I wait for a chalazion to go away? I'm using prescribed gentamicin sulfate opthalmic solution, and have been doing so for about five days

How long do I wait for a chalazion to go away? I'm using prescribed gentamicin sulfate opthalmic solution, and have been doing so for about five days

That won't work: Gentamicin is an antibiotic. A chalazion is a blocked gland and not an infection. The treatment is warm compresses as often as possible and if that doesn't work (it almost always does) surgery. ...Read more

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Is gentamicin sulfate cream effective for cold sores?

Is gentamicin sulfate cream effective for cold sores?

No: Gentamicin is an antibiotic. It is only effective against certain types of bacteria. Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex 1 virus. Therefore, an antiviral type of medication is required ie Denavir cream or Valtrex (valacyclovir) tablets. Both require a prescription from your physician or dentist. ...Read more

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Can gentamicin sulfate ophthalmic solution USP be used for a stye?

Can gentamicin sulfate ophthalmic solution USP be used for a stye?

No,: A stye is not an infection. It is a plugged oil gland in the eye lid. Gentamicin is an antibiotic and will do nothing to treat it. Use warm compresses for 5 minutes frequently during the day instead. ...Read more

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It it normal for my eye to still be swollen, red, and having discharge after taking the prescribed eye drops (gentamicin sulfate) for 5/7 days?

It it normal for my eye to still be swollen, red, and having discharge after taking the prescribed eye drops (gentamicin sulfate) for 5/7 days?

No, go back to MD: By 3 to 5 days if the Bacteria are susceptible you should be improving! Less redness, swelling and discharge!
If Antibiotic Drops are not working! Go back to MD and if possible have discharge cultured and antibiotic changed! ...Read more

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Which one is better to prevent secondary infection, while recovering from HSV in the eye. Gentamicin Sulfate or Ciprofloxacin HCL?

Which one is better to prevent secondary infection, while recovering from HSV in the eye. Gentamicin Sulfate or Ciprofloxacin HCL?

Either drop is good: Both Gentimycin and Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxicin are pretty good antibiotics against the common bapathogens around the eye that cause secondary infections. Gentimycin is a little more toxic to the cornea than the Cipro (ciprofloxacin) but probably has fewer resistant bacteria because we don't use it much anymore. I still use gentimycin after all routine cataract surgeries and after 25 years and over 20, 000 ops - no infections ...Read more

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Help docs, is garamycin (gentamicin) suitable for healing tattoos?

Help docs, is garamycin (gentamicin) suitable for healing tattoos?

Gentamicin: This aminoglycoside antibiotic will not heal tattoos. If you are asking if it can be used topically to treat a skin infection due to the tattoo the answer is possibly, depending upon the organism being treated and its sensitivity to gentamycin (Garamycin). ...Read more

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I've been using a cream combo of lidex, lotrimin, & garamycin (gentamicin). Ok?

I've been using a cream combo of lidex, lotrimin, & garamycin (gentamicin). Ok?

No: What is being treate. This combo is trying to treat fungus, inflammation and infection with bacteroa at same time. Problem should should be properly diagnosed and treated with appropriate agent. ...Read more

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Is taking garamycin (gentamicin) for pinkeye if its not viral harmful?

Is taking garamycin (gentamicin) for pinkeye if its not viral harmful?

Probably not: My main problem with this is that it does have a significant allergic profile in many patients where the actually worsen ; start using more because they think the "infection" is getting worse when actually it is a reaction to meds. ...Read more

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Is garamycin (gentamicin) used for pink eye?

Is garamycin (gentamicin) used for pink eye?

Sometimes: Most pink eye is viral and garamycin (gentamicin), (gentamicin) a good anti bacterial, will have no positive effect. Sometimes it can be bacterial and garamycin (gentamicin) can be helpful. ...Read more

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Can garamycin (gentamicin) cause a stomach virus?

Can garamycin (gentamicin) cause a stomach virus?

No, likely upset: Garamycin (gentamicin) is gentamycin an antibiotic which may cause, nausea, upset stomach and possibly diarrhea, similar symptoms as a viral abdominal infection (gastroenteritis). These symptoms may subside after few days, and should be discussed with your provider if continued. ...Read more

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Garamycin (gentamicin) injections comes 80mg/2cc. If the order is 35mg. How many milliliters must be given?

Garamycin (gentamicin) injections comes 80mg/2cc. If the order is 35mg. How many milliliters must be given?

Gentamicin Dose: The correct volume to draw up in the syringe is
0.875 ml. Be sure that you have a syringe that is calibrated in units small enough where you can accurately measure the correct dose. Your pharmacist should be able to help you purchase the best syringe for this dose. ...Read more

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If a toddler has pink eye can one apply garamycin (gentamicin) for his treatment?

If a toddler has pink eye can one apply garamycin (gentamicin) for his treatment?

Yes.: Garamycin (gentamicin) is an acceptable front-line treatment for "pink eye" (conjunctivitis); however, as there is a lot of emerging resistance to some of these types of eye drops/ointments, if your toddler is not getting better after a couple of days, time to see your pediatrician for diagnosis and switch to more broad spectrum eye drops. ...Read more

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How long will it take garamycin (gentamicin) ophtmalic drops for an eye infection?

How long will it take garamycin (gentamicin) ophtmalic drops for an eye infection?

Depends: If your eye is infected with a susceptible bacterium, then the response will be rapid and you should notice improvent in 2-4 days. If you have the far more common viral infection, then the garamycin (gentamicin) will be irrelevant and the virus will run its usual course of 3-10 days. ...Read more

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How long will it take for garamycin (gentamicin) ophtmalic drops to clear up an eye infection?

A week or less: Garamycin (gentamicin) is not used much by ophthalmologists any longer for "pinkeye", or conjunctivitis. Nevertheless, it is a reasonable choice for straightforward bacterial conjunctivitis. If the signs of infection, i.e. Redness, tearing, discharge, matted eyelid, etc. Are not resolved within a week the affected person should see an ophthalmologist as a stronger medication may be required. ...Read more

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Can children grow out of seasonal allergies?

Can children grow out of seasonal allergies?

Sometimes: Some people's allergies get better over years, some get worse, and some are stable. Keeping allergies well-controlled not only keeps kids feeling better and sleeping better, but also doing better in school (it's hard to learn material when you feel miserable)! also, keeping allergies under control decreases the risk of ear infections and sinusitis. ...Read more

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How are today's allergy tests performed on children?

How are today's allergy tests performed on children?

Skin or Blood: Depending on the clinical history and suspected allergen, some practitioners choose the less painful and timely method, which is a blood test looking for specific ige antibodies, also called rast testing. Percutaneous skin tests are still the gold standard for allergy testing. This is something which you should discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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What is the cause of environmental allergies in young children?

What is the cause of environmental allergies in young children?

Air-borne allergies: Environmental allergies affect your respiratory system including the nose, sinuses, eyes and if severe, the lung. Thus, symptoms are nasal congestion, sinus pressure, teary and itchy eyes, cough, wheezing, physical activity limitation and difficulty breathing if you have asthma. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of delayed reaction allergies in young children?

What are symptoms of delayed reaction allergies in young children?

Delayed reaction: Symptoms do not appear for hours or even days. Poison ivy and similar plants cause some of the best-known delayed hypersensitivity reactions. When a person first touches the plant, no reaction occurs for the first 24 to 48 hours.

Read more: http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/253484-types-of-delayed-reaction-allergies/#ixzz2vcsli9lf. ...Read more

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What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read more

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Could food allergies cause irritable children?

Could food allergies cause irritable children?

Yes: Especially in children too young to communicate effectively. Food allergies can manifest as itching, hives, swelling, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Any of these symptoms could lead to being irritable. Similarly, food intolerance syndromes such as lactose intolerance with abdominal pain, gas and diarrhea can also be accompanied by irritability. There are other reasons for being irritable as well. ...Read more

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What is celiac disease in children vs wheat allergy?

What is celiac disease in children vs wheat allergy?

Probably same: An allergy may give you more symptoms but celiac usually attacks the digestive tract. ...Read more

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