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How Do I Apply Erythromycin Into The Eyes Of My Newborns Eyes
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Dont worry: Just apply a little to your finger and rub on your lashes. ...Read more
2 1/2 yr old with pink eye. Prescribed erythromycin 3 times/day. Do I have to wake her to apply or can I do 8-noon-8?
My wife has pink eye. I have a fresh (not expired) tube of erythromycin ophthalmic ointment. Can she apply? If so, please advise on usage/dosage.
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...
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal for 16month old baby to be sleepy while taking erythromycin (after a dexametasone injection)? She also has extremely itchy nose & droopy eyes?
Sickness: Excessive sleepiness can be from the sickness itself. The antibiotic can take 24 to 48 hours to start working. She got Dexamethasone injection for what- croup? Or allergy. It will help her feeling better with regards to allergy, cough, swelling, nasal itching. Make sure her nose is not blocked, she drinks enough fluid. See the pediatrician if not better within 48-72 hours. ...Read more
Not usually: You might becoming sensitive to the ointment, particularly if you've used it for longer than 2 weeks. Although redness is common with conjunctivitis, it usually resolves after 2-3 weeks. Most are viral. If your other symptoms of the pink eye are resolved (discharge, mattering, discomfort, eyelid redness) you're ok to discontinue the erythromycin ointment. Trial preservative free artificial tears. ...Read more
I got prescribed erythromycin ointment for my pink eye and I'm wondering how fast it will make my eye clear up? do I stay home from school
Probably you can go: But need to certain the diagnosis is clear. Did you see an ophthalmologist? You probably can go to school ...Read more
Depends: Erythromycin is an effective anti-biotic which means it acts against bacteria. If your pink eye is viral, or due to some other cause, the Erythromycin might provide some degree of comfort but will not actually treat the condition. Your ophthalmologist can advise you about the cause of your eye redness. ...Read more
Most use 7-10d: Most pinkeye rx with this med is 7-10 days. ...Read more
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