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How do I apply erythromycin into the eyes of my newborns eyes?

How do I apply erythromycin into the eyes of my newborns eyes?

Create a shelf: Put your thumb on one cheek and tug the lower eyelid down.Place a small ribbon of the Erythromycin in the grouve between the lower lid & eyeball. Do the same for the other eye. You are done. Normal blinking by baby will spread the med. ...Read more

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How do I apply erythromycin into the eyes of my newborn?

How do I apply erythromycin into the eyes of my newborn?

Good technique: If you are unable to open the eyes to put in the drops or ointment, then an effective technique is to apply it to the inner (nasal) corner of the eye while the infant is on his/her back. Then just wait and eventually the eyes will open and the drop will flow into the eye itself. ...Read more

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

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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I was told that erythromycin eye ointment helps protect all the newborns. From pink-eye?

I was told that erythromycin eye ointment helps protect all the newborns.  From pink-eye?

No: Prophylactic use of Erythromycin eye ointment for the newborns is intended to protect their eyes from getting infected with gonorrhea or chlamydia. ...Read more

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Are vitamin K and erythomycin eye oinment mandatory for newborns?

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Are vitamin K and erythomycin eye oinment mandatory for newborns?

Yes for vitamin K: A significant bleeding condition in newborns known as "hemorrhagic disease of newborn" has been eliminated by universal vitamin k administration. Erythromycin eye ointment has been applied to protect newborn's eye from catching chlamydia infection. ...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...

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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Is erythromycin ointment safe for someone who is allergic to keflex/penicillin? Also, if using for eye infection/stye, do I apply it inside my eye?

Is erythromycin ointment safe for someone who is allergic to keflex/penicillin? Also, if using for eye infection/stye, do I apply it inside my eye?

Yes and probably: Erythromycin is a macrolide antibiotic. It is not related to the penecillins nor cephalosporins to which you had allergies. There should be no cross reactivity. The standard treatment for stye is heat and compression (squeezing) then surgical incision and drainage if initial therapy is unsuccessful. If a patient has an eye infection with discharge, the antibiotic ointment goes inside the eyelid. ...Read more

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