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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 (loteprednol) ointment at night. Is it ok to use with plugs? Or should plugs be removed before to reduce swelling
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 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 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
Black under eyes: This appearance can mean allergies. Treat if sneezes, congested with Claritin 10 mg or Zyrtec daily. Usually lubricating with eye ointment can help with wrinkles with aging to put on at night. The black color is inherited and usually no treatment is needed. Welcome, Dr. Ivy Fisher at health tap. ...Read more
I want to ask how can I decrease my dark circles around my eyes.....Is their any ointments for decreasing them....Or any natural way to reduce them?
Allergy: Typically this has an allergic and genetic component. You can cover up with make up but seeing an allergist may be usefully. Blood vessels that are close to the skin in that area give the dark circle appearance. ...Read more
Untested in eyes: I am guessing that you are using an antibiotic ointment for some skin problem on the face. Many products for the skin have not been tested on the eyes and the medical liability attorneys will tell the pharm company making the product to state on the label, not for eye use 'do not get in eyes'. The eyes can tolerate a little of many of these things so avoid the eyes but do not be obsessive. ...Read more
I have mucus seeping from my eyes all the time and have tried eye ointments but it's still there.?
Lingering ointment: Refresh™ pm ointment lingers in the eye's tear film for a long time. Depending on how much you instill and when you put it in and how long you are sleeping, your visual symptoms may vary. Blinking and the normal tear/mucous/oil turnover mechanisms will eventually eliminate the ointment. Try using less (1/4") at night and use refresh™ artificial tears i'm the day to see helpful. ...Read more
Guessers : Stupid combo. The antibacterial used in these combination drugs is often tobramycin, which is not a first line antibiotic for eye infections.Tobramycin main action is towards gram negative bacteria. Eye infections and the ones responsible for blindness are gram positive. Steroids decrease the immune system. All my professors are against them. They make patient feel better. I don't prescribe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i don't have a STD (been tested several times and am married) is there a point in putting antibiotic ointment in newborn's eyes?
Red, itchy eyes, especially at the end of the day. I use zyrtec (cetirizine) and eye drops daily, even prescription drops didn't help. Ointment made them redder! ideas?
Hello! i was given chloramphenicol eye ointment for my eyes but on the package it says for external use only?
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