Top
40
Doctor insights on: How Many Days Do You Use Tobradex For Pinkeye

Share
1

1
How many days do you use tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) for pinkeye?

How many days do you use tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) for pinkeye?

Exactly...: As many as your doctor tells you to. Don't mess with eyes. If your doctor tells you to use a certain treatment for a certain number of days.....Then do it. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
59 Doctors shared insights

Tobramycin And Dexamethasone (Definition)

Tobramycin|dexamethasone is an ocular antibiotic-corticosteroid combination which is a ...Read more


2

2
Can tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) cure "pink eye"?

Can tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) cure "pink eye"?

See an Eye MD: If the cause of your pink eye is bacterial, tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) may be a good choice. However unless you see an eye md to determine the cause, the steroid in tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) might make you worse. If the cause is herpes virus type I you will definitely get worse. See an eye md! ...Read more

3

3
Could tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) cure "pink eye"?

Could tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) cure "pink eye"?

Yes: But can also make some "pink eye" conditions worse from the "dex" (dexamethasone = steroid) portion of the drop. A true bacterial "pink eye" only needs the antibiotic portion; in this case the tobramycin. ...Read more

5

5
How many times a day do you use tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) for pink eye?

How many times a day do you use tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) for pink eye?

Won't help: Pink eye is almost always viral, in which case tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) (which is an antibiotic/steroid combination) won't help. If it's truly pink eye, just use artificial tears and wait it out. And wash your hands a lot. ...Read more

6

6
I have pink eye from my son. Without insurance temporarily so I used old tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) that expired last yr. Can't afford to go to doc. Will it work?

Not best choice: Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) contains dexamethasone, a steroid that can make some infections worse, while making the user actually feel better. It may be the wrong medicine to use in the case of a viral infection. There is also a chance that the potency of the medicine has diminished to the point if being ineffective.. ...Read more

7

7
I'm on accutane. I have pink eye and my doctor gave me antibacterial eyedrops tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone). Can I use tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) while on accutane? Is there any interaction?

I'm on accutane. I have pink eye and my doctor gave me antibacterial eyedrops tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone). Can I use tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) while on accutane? Is there any interaction?

No interaction: Accutane tends to cause a conjunctivitis in susceptible persons. This is not infectious but is red and irritated. While tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) can be used, you can substitute an anti-allergic drop like over the counter naphcon-a (available in drug store brands) and avoid the cost of tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) and the tiny risk associated with chronic topical steroid use. ...Read more

8

8
I'm on vacation and have a relapse of pinkeye. I am not near a doctors office. I return in 6 days. Will I be ok if I leave it, or should I seek help?

I'm on vacation and have a relapse of pinkeye. I am not near a doctors office. I return in 6 days. Will I be ok if I leave it, or should I seek help?

Pink eye: You should seek help. Please try and find a doctor not too far from where you are staying. If the doctor is a long way from where you are I think it is time to go back home. I know you won't like this but your eyes are critical! ...Read more

9

9
Should my pinkeye after 4 days cause pain in the eye and headache? Antobotic drops made my eye swell bad, I stopped taking them yesterday, see doc again

Should my pinkeye after 4 days cause pain in the eye and headache? Antobotic drops made my eye swell bad, I stopped taking them yesterday, see doc again

Call doc.: Call your doctor for what to do now. You are getting worse and might need to be seen today to find out what is going on. Take l (25-50 mg, if able to take it) and see if it helps while you wait, in case allergy to the drops is causing your symptoms. If it does not help, don't take any more of it. ...Read more

11

11
I've had pinkeye for 4 days, it's not getting better, swollen eyelids, very red, watery, crusty in the a.m. and corner of eye painful. Time to see a doc?

I've had pinkeye for 4 days, it's not getting better, swollen eyelids, very red, watery, crusty in the a.m. and corner of eye painful. Time to see a doc?

Yes: Your symptoms are suggestive of bacterial conjunctivitis which is best treated with ophthalmic antibiotic drops. Your doctor can determine if this is the situation. ...Read more

12

12
How quick does pinkeye develop?

How quick does pinkeye develop?

Depends: Most 'pink eye' is caused by a viral infection on the 'skin'covering the eyeball-called the conjunctiva. Once infected its called 'conjunctivitis.' this can develop over a few days or 1-2 weeks de you infect your eye when you touch a surface (or person) with the virus and rub your eye-transfering the virus. Some are from sexually transmitted bacteria. Frequent hand washing helps prevent this. ...Read more

13

13
What can you do to treat pinkeye?

Depends: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so antibiotic eye drops 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. To be certain it is not a more serious bacterial or fungal infection, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

14

14
What can be done to cure pinkeye?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the pink eye. Viral conjunctivitis is treated with artificial tears for symptomatic relief. Bacterial conjunctivitis is treated with antibiotics. Other causes are treated with steroids or non-steroidals. You need to see an eye md for diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

15

15
What can I do to eliminate a pinkeye?

Pinkeye: Pink eye is a generic term that refers to conjunctivitis (inflammation of the white part of the eye). To treat it, you have to find out the source of the inflammation. It could be viral, bacterial, allergic, traumatic, contact lens related or chemical. The only safe thing you can do is use artificial tears. See your doctor to find the cause and the correct treatment. ...Read more

17

17
In what ways does pinkeye affect your body?

Pinkeye: Pinkeye, the colloquial term for viral/infectious conjunctivitis, is in most cases a local infection. It may be associated with an upper respiratory tract infection. Otherwise it will not affect the rest of the body except for the stress of having the condition until it resolves. ...Read more

18

18
How can I disinfect my eyeshadow after pinkeye?

No: You will need to throw away all of your eye makeup. Sorry. ...Read more

19

19
Will pinkeye spread if we've shared a microscope?

Yes: Please make sure to not share any thing with someone else (towel, makeup, pillow etc). Your tears are contagious. You want to avoid direct contact. The microscope head needs to be sterilized if its infected. ...Read more

20

20
Why are kids told to not come to school if pinkeye?

Why are kids told to not come to school if pinkeye?

Contagious: Pinkeye (bacterial conjuctivitis) is highly contagious. Kids naturally like to touch things and their face without good hygiene. So, it's a bad combo to have kids and a contagious infection. ...Read more

22

22
How do I get rid of my pinkeye?

How do I get rid of my pinkeye?

Conjunctivitis: "pink eye" can be a serious disorder that can lead to blindness. It's important for a doctor to diagnose it so that appropriate treatment can be given. "pink eye" can be caused by infection, corneal abrasion and other inflammatory conditions. Treatment depends on the cause but antibiotic eye drops are usually prescribed first. ...Read more

23

23
How to get rid of pinkeye over night?

No: I do not think that you canget rid of pink eye overnight. It is depends on the cause -bacteria, virus or allergens as well. It is best to consult your doctor. ...Read more

24

24
What should I do to get rid of the pinkeye?

What should I do to get rid of the pinkeye?

Wait: Pink eye will resolve without treatment in 4-10 days. If it lasts longer than this, it is not pink eye. ...Read more

25

25
How can I tell if I have a pinkeye infection?

How can I tell if I have a pinkeye infection?

Pink eye: Blurred vision, crusts that form on the eyelid overnight, gritty feeling in eye with eye pain, eye itching, increased tearing, redness in eye, & sensitivity to light. ...Read more

27

27
How can I prevent getting infected with pinkeye?

How can I prevent getting infected with pinkeye?

Wash your hands: Pink eye or conjunctivitis is an infection of the covering of the eye or conjunctiva. Most infectious varities are related to direct contact so hand washing and use of clean towels and washcloths will usually prevent these infections. Most viral varieties are associated with the flu or upper respiratory infections nd will resolve with supportive treatment (artificial tears or drops from your doc). ...Read more

29

29
Looking for answer to how do you get rid of pinkeye?

Looking for answer to how do you get rid of pinkeye?

See your Doctor: You need evaluation to see if it is viral or bacterial infection or allergic pink eye conjunctivitis. The treatment depends on the cause
bacterial conjunctivitis can be treated with prescription antibiotic drops, viral is treated differently.Allergic conjunctivitis is treated with antihistamine eye drops with/without oral antihistamines
see your doctor or opthalmologist. ...Read more

30

30
Is it possible to get reinfected with viral pinkeye?

Yes: There are many viruses and bacteria that can cause eye infections. You can infected again with a different organism or even with the same one. ...Read more

31

31
Is it safe for me to go swimming when I have pinkeye?

No: The chlorine in the water will likely further irritate your eyes. Wait until your eyes are better before swimming. ...Read more

32

32
Is it possible for you to use visine to treat pinkeye?

Pink eye: If the eye is just red then yes artificial tears ca n help. Conjunctivitis presents with red, inflamed eyes with significant discharge. Visine would not really help this. ...Read more

33

33
Any insights on when does pinkeye stop being contagious?

Pink eye is: Self limited - two week es and resolves on own. Treatment is used to shorten the length of the infection and symptoms. Contagiousness is after a few days of teeatment ...Read more

34

34
What are the over-the-counter medications/eyedrops that cure pinkeye?

What are the over-the-counter medications/eyedrops that cure pinkeye?

None really: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so eye drops, including antibiotics, 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. To be certain it is not a more serious bacterial or fungal infection, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

35

35
I think I get pinkeye after swimming in public pool. It's been on for two weeks already Would you please advise me which eyedrop I should use?

I think I get pinkeye after swimming in public pool. It's been on for two weeks already Would you please advise me which eyedrop I should use?

See Your Doctor Now: Swimming pools can transmit serious infections to the skin, eye, and respiratory tract if not properly treated and maintained. Additionally, the chemicals used to disinfect the water can cause eye irritation which can be difficult to distinguish from infection. Over-the counter eye drops mainly treat allergic eye conditions. See your doctor now for correct diagnosis and prompt treatment. ...Read more

36

36
What if your child has pinkeye is it possible that it can make the face break out because its viral? Because my sons face is really broken out..

Fifths disease?: Pinkeye would not cause your child's face to break out. If your child's face looks like someone slapped him, he may be developing erythema infectiousum or fifths disease, a harmless virus. Check his arms and legs to see if the rash has affected them. ...Read more

37

37
Do cats carry the pinkeye virus?

No: Animals and humans have their own viruses and generally we cannot get sick from each other. There are some exceptions to this, but not for pink eye. ...Read more

38

38
Is spring pinkeye infection or allergy?

Is spring pinkeye infection or allergy?

Either or both: Tree pollen in the spring often causes itchy, red eyes (allergy) and can be treated with avoiding outdoor pollen, taking an antihistamine by mouth or allergy eye drops (otc or rx). If the redness is accompanied by pus or pain then infection is most likely. Often people with itchy eyes rub them for relief and cause an eye infection on top of their allergy. This requires a call to you doctor. ...Read more

39

39
How can you cure pinkeye?

How can you cure pinkeye?

Depends: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so antibiotic eye drops 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. To be certain it is not a more serious bacterial or fungal infection, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

40

40
How can pinkeye be spread?

Spread of Pink Eye: Pink eye or conjunctivitis is spread through direct contact with a person's infected secretions or contaminated objects and surfaces. It is advisable that a person with pink eye should refrain from sharing handkerchiefs, tissues, towels, cosmetics, linens etc. Until their infection has cleared. Washing hands is very important in preventing the spread of pink eye. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
62 Doctors shared insights

Tobradex (Definition)

TobraDex is an ocular antibiotic-corticosteroid combination which is a ...Read more