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Is Vigamox Used For Pink Eye In Infants
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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Acute Conjunctivitis, Doc prescribed vigamox eye drops & REFRESH, left eye total cured, right only half (left half)..
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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
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
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
Why would lubricant eye drops be recommended for conjunctivitis? Was given antibiotics (vigamox) helped for a few days, now given lubricant drops?
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
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
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
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
After lasik treatment. NORMO TEARS used. After 4 weeks my left eye infected, then doctor gave TOBAFLAM, Redif and vigamox. Now low vision in left, why?
Immediate exam: Please return or obtain a second opinion: this sounds like a serious infection. ...Read more
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.
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Baby has lots of green eye discharge and watery eyes but eyes are not pink/red. She has a cold and rubs eyes. Pink eye? Polymicin?
Infant of 9 months has conjunctivitis. Thick green paste at eye. Can I use eye drop xepanicol for her? She got c from me.
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