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Is vigamox for pink eye ok for newborn?

Is vigamox for pink eye ok for newborn?

Yes Vigamox: Vigamox® eye drops has been studied in patients from newborns to adults, including geriatric patients and is safe in all age groups. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) (Definition)

"Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. "Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. ...Read more


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Is pink eye dangerous for toddlers and infants? Should I take my child to the doctor? I'm pretty sure my daughter has pink eye. She has yellow, gooey, and crusty discharge around her eye. I need to know if it will clear up on its own or should she go see

Is pink eye dangerous for toddlers and infants? Should I take my child to the doctor? I'm pretty sure my daughter has pink eye. She has yellow, gooey, and crusty discharge around her eye. I need to know if it will clear up on its own or should she go see

Predominantly viral: Your child's signs are most likely due to a viral infection. I advise a checkup with an ophthalmologist to reassure that it's not seriously affecting the eye in a way that may require antibiotics, as I'm a bacterial infection. Most viral conjunctivitis clears up on its own in 7-10 days with conservative treatment. Avoid contaminating yourself ; others. ...Read more

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Is vigamox good for the pink eyes?

Is vigamox good for the pink eyes?

Depends: Pink eye is a generic term which indicates inflammation of the conjunctiva. This inflammation could have numerous sources including viral, allergic and bacterial. Vigamox will only help bacterial conjunctivitis which is not common in adults. Your best bet is to see an eye doctor, identify the source of the inflammation and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Why would lubricant eye drops be recommended for conjunctivitis? Was given antibiotics (vigamox) helped for a few days, now given lubricant drops?

Why would lubricant eye drops be recommended for conjunctivitis? Was given antibiotics (vigamox) helped for a few days, now given lubricant drops?

Treat the symptoms: Most cases of conjunctivitis do not need antibiotic treatment. So treatment of the symptoms with artificial tears or allergy drops is often all that is needed until the body gets rid of the infection. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get rid of conjunctivitis when treating it with vigamox?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the conjunctivitis. Bacterial conjunctivitis due to an organism susceptible to vigamox should clear up in a few days. However, viral conjuctivitis, often confused with bacterial conjunctivitis, can take as long as 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Can I use polysprine eye drops with vigamox that was prescribed by my dr? I'm on day 7 with no change in my condition

Can I use polysprine eye drops with vigamox that was prescribed by my dr? I'm on day 7 with no change in my condition

Yes: You can use the meds together but if it is not getting better after 1 week on broad spectrum antibiotics, you may need to consider other etiologies such as viral eye disease. See your eye doctor. ...Read more

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My left eye swollen. Inside is red. And I can't control tearing when I took Vigamox. I started to take this medicine 2 days before. Could u suggest sth?

My left eye swollen. Inside is red. And I can't control tearing when I took Vigamox. I started to take this medicine 2 days before. Could u suggest sth?

Probably viral.: External bacterial eye infections typically clear rapidly with a strong 4th generation antibiotic like Vigamox. This suggests it may be viral. If you have severe bright light sensitivity, tearing & foreign sensation, you need a slit lamp biomicroscope exam in an eye doctor's office. This could be a foreign body particle embedded in your cornea, a herpetc infection or EKC from adenovirus 8 or 19. ...Read more

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3-4 wks ago I was prescribed vigamox 0.5% for my red right eye. I wore my new contacts yesterday fine but today my right eye is red again. What to do?

3-4 wks ago I was prescribed vigamox 0.5% for my red right eye. I wore my new contacts yesterday fine but today my right eye is red again. What to do?

Depends: Vigamox is a antibiotics for bacterial conjunctivitis. If you had a corneal ulcer then antibiotics is the option. You need to follow up with your doctor to make sure your eye issue has been resolved. Corneal ulcer is common with contact lens wearer especially with overnight use. You may have allergy or dry eyes which Vigamox will not help. ...Read more

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I had an eye ulcer in Feb that has me blind in right eye I was admitted to Barnes for two weeksthey tried vanc drops vigamox atropene tobrimyocin etc every hour I used it until it was gone but they wanted to readmit me so 100 more people can have a look s

I had an eye ulcer in Feb that has me blind in right eye I was admitted to Barnes for two weeksthey tried vanc drops vigamox atropene tobrimyocin etc every hour I used it until it was gone but they wanted to readmit me so 100 more people can have a look s

Other infections: You have picked a fine place for treatment at Barnes. They clearly are thinking that Vigamox and Tobramycin, which are terrific anti-infectives, have failed to stop your infection. Other possibilities are Herpes of the eye and fungal or amoebic infection which they will certainly look for in further analysis. Since they suggest re-admission, I would go for it. ...Read more

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What to do if I have rash on face after using vigamox eye drops?

What to do if I have rash on face after using vigamox eye drops?

Stop it: If you developed rash it means you may have allergy to the drop. Please notify your doctor. Your doctor will give you a different antibiotic. ...Read more

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Does vigamox cause white of eye to swell?

Does vigamox cause white of eye to swell?

No, not usually: No not unless you have an allergy to vigamox, and this would usually be associated with redness. ...Read more

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I'm having cataract surgery and am so afraid of vigamox eye drops and my doc won't use anything else. Most docs use a flour quilon, I'm afraid.

I'm having cataract surgery and am so afraid of vigamox eye drops and my doc won't use anything else. Most docs use a flour quilon, I'm afraid.

Cataract surgery: If you are allergic or have had an adverse reaction to Vigamox, there are several other antibiotic drops you can take prior to cataract surgery. You should discuss it with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Should my friend be concerned about accumulation of fluid in her eye after cataract surgery? She believes the fluid may result from eye drops she's taking. Those are: bromday, predforte, and vigamox.

Should my friend be concerned about accumulation of fluid in her eye after cataract surgery? She believes the fluid may result from eye drops she's taking. Those are: bromday, predforte, and vigamox.

She: She needs to see her surgeon. In the vast majority of cases, there should be no issues like this. How come she can't get ahold of her surgeon? This makes no sense to me. It's a shame that you have to go online to ask this question for your friend instead of having her call her surgeon directly and resolving the issue in minutes.

In my practice, all surgical patients are given my email and cell phone number. That is what I would want if I were the patient! ...Read more

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My boyfriend was prescribed gentamicin 0.3% by an urgent care doctor on sunday. Today, the eye doctor prescribed vigamox 0.5% and didn't say whether to continue gentamicin. What should I do?

My boyfriend was prescribed gentamicin 0.3% by an urgent care doctor on sunday. Today, the eye doctor prescribed vigamox 0.5% and didn't say whether to continue gentamicin. What should I do?

Not sure: I would tend to believe that you are to discontinue your gentamicin drops. The vigamox is quite broad spectrum, and the gentamicin is primarily used for gram negative infections. Unless there was a culture taken from your ocular secretions dictating what/which antibiotic to use, i'd say the doctor decided to change your treatment to more broad spectrum coverage and much less irritating. ...Read more

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Are eye drops for pink eye that are prescribed to a baby be used by an adult as well?

Are eye drops for pink eye that are prescribed to a baby be used by an adult as well?

No.: You should not used any prescription medication given to someone else. Also, typically, adult pink eye is due to a virus, and not treated with antibiotic drops. ...Read more

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How to treat pink eye in 5month old baby?

How to treat pink eye in 5month old baby?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your baby's physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help your baby. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pink eye in a baby or toddler?

What are the symptoms of pink eye in a baby or toddler?

Redness: Red, watery eye with some mucus discharge. Pink eye is a viral infection and usually happens after getting a cold. If the discharge is green and pussy then it may be bacterial. It’s a good idea to consult an eye care provider in person. ...Read more

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My baby has had pink eye for 2 weeks and the eyedrops have not helped. What should I do?

My baby has had pink eye for 2 weeks and the eyedrops have not helped. What should I do?

Recheck: Not every infection responds to every antibiotic. If the infection has not cleared within 10 - 14 days, recheck with the doctor who prescribed the original eyedrops. Every medical treatment is an experiment. We never know which drug will work, though we are usually pretty sure. Sometimes, we have to try a different treatment if the first one doesn't work. ...Read more

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Hi! Tonight I was holding a baby with pink eye for a while, and at first no one told me that she had pink eye so I am not sure if it came in contact with my eyes. Tomorrow I am leaving for a trip with a sports team, so what should I do if I end up having

Hi! Tonight I was holding a baby with pink eye for a while, and at first no one told me that she had pink eye so I am not sure if it came in contact with my eyes. Tomorrow I am leaving for a trip with a sports team, so what should I do if I end up having

Watchful waiting: Almost all "pink eye" is viral and does not need treated. However, it is very contageous. If you washed well before rubbing your own eyes, you should be fine. If however you develop symptoms of purulent discharge in just one eye or it spreads from one eye to the other, a physical exam will be needed. ...Read more

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I have a five month old whom has pink eye. I have ciprofloxacin hydrocholride solution 0.3% (brand new, never used) can I use this for the baby?

I have a five month old whom has pink eye. I have ciprofloxacin hydrocholride solution 0.3% (brand new, never used) can I use this for the baby?

See doctor first: You can, but it is more important to find out why a 5 month old has conjuctivitis. There may be an underlying problem present that should be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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Is ok to hold my baby if I have pink eye?

Is ok to hold my baby if I have pink eye?

Yes With caution: Most common from viral conjunctivitis is very contagious. You can infect another simply by touching your eye or face and then transmitting the virus to a surface or another person. Washing your hands with soap and water or using an alcohol sanitizer will help prevent transmission to your baby. Do not share washcloths or towels. Wash all inspected garments and hot water. Clean surfaces too. ...Read more

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Pink eye in chihuahua, can my baby get it as well?

Very unlikely: Most viruses will not cross species lines and so what your dog gets, humans will not get. Check your baby occasionally and see if there is any changes. ...Read more

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Should I use baby shampoo to clean an eye with pink eye?

Should I use baby shampoo to clean an eye with pink eye?

Yes: It is good to get the build up off the lids and lashes to avoid reinfection. Be sure to wash hands with antibacterial soap as pink eye is very contagious! ...Read more

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Can I hold a newborn baby if my pink eye isn't contagious anymore? So, when isn't it contagious anymore?

Can I hold a newborn baby if my pink eye isn't contagious anymore? So, when isn't it contagious anymore?

When white: When the virus is losing the battle, the eye whitens up and the secretions decrease, then you are not shedding virus. Also you should wash your hands and face thoroughly and wear new clothes. Remember if the parents knew you had pink eye, despite whatever precautions you take, and the child gets it, then who is in the dog house! ...Read more

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8 month baby has crust in/around one eye when he wakes from sleep. His eye is not red or seems irritated. He has slight code. Could it be pink eye?

8 month baby has crust in/around one eye when he wakes from sleep. His eye is not red or seems irritated. He has slight code. Could it be pink eye?

Massage and? Antibx: Plugged tear ducts are what you are describing and are not uncommon. When the tears can't drain properly because of the blocked duct, the tears sitting by the lids can cause intermittent irritation and make the baby more prone to developing conjunctivitis. You need to be doing tear duct massage several times a day, (have your pediatrician show you how), and may need on ; off antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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My baby was given ciprofloxacin for pink eye two weeks ago. This week there was an outbreak of pink eye at her day care and it ooks like the discharge?

My baby was given ciprofloxacin for pink eye two weeks ago. This week there was an outbreak of pink eye at her day care and it ooks like the discharge?

Conjunctivitis: Conjunctivitis (pink eye) in young children usually is caused by viruses. If the same virus is circulating among kids in her day care, she probably is immune to reinfection. However, if bacterial, she could catch it again. But there is nothing to do for now. If your baby develops new pink-eye, contact the pediatrician's office right away for possible re-treatment. ...Read more

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What can be done for a baby with a temperature of 101.3 appears to have pink eye runny nose temp of 101.3 when last taken

What can be done for a baby with a temperature of 101.3 appears to have pink eye runny nose temp of 101.3 when last taken

Sounds viral: Call your pediatrician first thing in the morning. Your child has consistent symptoms for a viral syndrome. If use tylenol (acetaminophen) elixir, you may give your baby a dropper amount based on age or weight. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I give a 3 month old baby tobramycin eye drops if he has pink eye?

Can I give a 3 month old baby tobramycin eye drops if he has pink eye?

Yes --- but!: While "pink eye" is a very common cause of redness of the eye, there are other possibilities and you should not be taking a risk with a 3 month old. See your pediatrician to get this evaluated and hopefully there are no other problems. If you have already used the tobramycin, it should do no harm but there is a possibility that some other treatment is warranted. ...Read more

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Infant of 9 months has conjunctivitis. Thick green paste at eye. Can I use eye drop xepanicol for her? She got c from me.

Never for kids: This med is never used for kids. Even eye drops of this medication have triggered bone marrow shut down and eventual death as a side effect. You need an eye med prescribed for the child by her physician, not some left over drug from your cabinet. ...Read more

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Can terramycin eye ointment be used in infants less than 6 months of age for bacterial conjunctivitis? Or chloramphenicol eye ointmt more suitable?

Can terramycin eye ointment be used in infants less than 6 months of age for bacterial conjunctivitis? Or chloramphenicol eye ointmt more suitable?

Eye ointments: Most pediatricians will use a gentamycin or other mycin. Chloramphenicol has been removed from the market in the US since it is associated with serious blood dyscrasias and can be fatal. ...Read more

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Is garamycin (gentamicin) used for pink eye?

Is garamycin (gentamicin) used for pink eye?

Sometimes: Most pink eye is viral and garamycin (gentamicin), (gentamicin) a good anti bacterial, will have no positive effect. Sometimes it can be bacterial and garamycin (gentamicin) can be helpful. ...Read more

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Could tetracaine hydrochloide eye drops be used for pink eye?

Could tetracaine hydrochloide eye drops be used for pink eye?

Not usually: There is no antibiotic in the above mixture. It would numb your eye leaving the infection untreated. ...Read more

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Is ciprofloxacin ophthalmic solution used for pink eye?

Yes: This would be effective for bacterial conjunctivitis. However conjunctivitis will get better whether you treat it or not. ...Read more

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Can erythromycin opthalmic ointmnt be used for pink eye?

Can erythromycin opthalmic ointmnt be used for pink eye?

Yes: Yes, if you are allergic to other meds, it is also good for corneal abrasions. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes tiny blood vessels to dilate, thus leading to a ...Read more