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How do you put ointment in eyes without contaminating?

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

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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 .

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 .

Use less or avoid: Any ointment causes blurriness. You may be suing too much: just a bit will do. If blurriness persists stop using the ointment and stick to long lasting eye drops such as Restasis regularly. ...Read more

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I cannot put my antibiotic eye ointment on, what to do?

I cannot put my antibiotic eye ointment on, what to do?

Technique: Looking in a mirror, pull your lower lid outward forming a cup. Place the ointment in that cup. Then pull your lower lid over the front of your eye and close your eyes to spread the ointment. You can also have someone assist you. It gets easier with practice. Good luck! ...Read more

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My vision is blurred when I put in antibiotic ointment. Can I rinse out with eye drops?

My vision is blurred when I put in antibiotic ointment. Can I rinse out with eye drops?

Ok: But you may be washing out the ointment and decreasing its effectiveness. Why not ask your ophthalmologist to switch you to a drop. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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 more

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How do you see after using tobra ointment in eyes?

How do you see after using tobra ointment in eyes?

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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Any ointment to help with the black bags under your eyes?

Any ointment to help with the black bags under your eyes?

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

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What happens if you get benzocaine oral ointment in eyes?

What happens if you get benzocaine oral ointment in eyes?

Little: A small amount of Benzocaine ointment will probably not hurt your eye, but try not to get things in the eye that do not belong. Some compounds, like household cleaning products, can cause permanent damage to the eye surface (scarring), and associated permanent vision loss. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Why must I avoid eyes while using an antibiotic ointment?

Why must I avoid eyes while using an antibiotic ointment?

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

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Are there any side effects of using terramycin skin ointment on the eyes?

Are there any side effects of using terramycin skin ointment on the eyes?

Yes: You should not use skin ointment in the eyes since it is not made for this purpose. It could cause significant eye irritation or more significant issues. ...Read more

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Why are my eyes still blurry from refresh pm ointment ? For dry eyes

Why are my eyes still blurry from refresh pm ointment ? For dry eyes

Lingering ointment: Refreshâ„¢ 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 refreshâ„¢ artificial tears i'm the day to see helpful. ...Read more

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Why would they make a combo steroid and antibiotic ointment for eyes?

Why would they make a combo steroid and antibiotic ointment for eyes?

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 more

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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?

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?

Yes: Congrats on being free of stds. However your baby can still get eye infections from normal or abnormal bacteria that are present during birth process. Thus it's still really recommended. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Sounds like Dry eye: Try using artificial tears especially before the irritation starts. Avoid smoke, wind on eyes, take breaks while reading or using the computer. If no improvement in several days i would recommend that you see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Hello! i was given chloramphenicol eye ointment for my eyes but on the package it says for external use only?

Hello! i was given chloramphenicol eye ointment for my eyes but on the package it says for external use only?

Not to be ingested: External use means outside to body and not to be ingested.Read the directions by the pharmacist it will say to be used in the eyes. ...Read more

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