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How Do You Put Ointment In Eyes Without Contaminating
Cotton swab: I advise patients to gently squeeze a very small amount of the ointment on the tip of a clean cotton swab and then use the swab to apply the ointment to the eyes. This is a little trickier if you are administering the ointment to an infant or small child, but you can still pull the lower eyelid down and away from the eye to avoid poking the eye with the cotton swab. ...Read more
How can I get rid of the blurryness of a eye ointment ? I put on refresh pm last night and i wakeup and my eyes are still a bit blurry .
Lasik dry eyes. Have plugs in. Just put on lotemax ointment at night. Is it ok to use with plugs? Or should plugs be removed before to reduce swelling
I have a rash of little blisters, whitish droplets around the bottom of my eye lid that burns and itches what kind of ointment should I put on it?
Need exam: Rashes around the eyes need an exam. As you describe a "bubbly" rash, i would recommend an examination to make sure that this isn't a herpes silmplex virus infection, which can be serious around the eye, ; can affect the ocular surface. Treatment with oral antiviral agents and topical medication may be necessary. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with corneal eye abrasions and given erythromicin ointment. I put it in thursday and it is now sunday, my eye is still blurry. ?
I had pink eye and was put on ointment treatment until last friday. Have congested nasal passages and drainage. It is sunday evening & have sore throat with a couple of small white spots. No fever.
Possibly viral: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so antibiotic eye drops/ointment are usually not effective. Viral conjunctivitis tends to run it's course in 7-10 days. It can be very contagious, spreading from one eye to the other or to other people. Hand washing is essential. The same viruses that cause pink eye can also cause upper respiratory infections, so your symptoms may be related. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Patience: All ointments when applied to the eye create as a necessary portion of their effect, a smeary thin layer over the front of the eye through which vision becomes a little disturbed. This will settle down over a 5-15 minute interval and the vision will settle in at its best. Don't apply the medication just before an important visual task (like driving) but hopefully it is treating your problem. ...Read more
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