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Doctor insights on: Gentamicin Sulfate Cream

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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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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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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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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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