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What is the definition or description of: Maxidex allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Maxidex allergy?

Allergy: Maxidex is a Dexamethasone drop belonging to the family of medications known as corticosteroids. Dexamethasone eye drops and ointment are used to treat a number of eye conditions associated with inflammation of the eye. You may be allergic to the preservative in the eye drops. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Can children use Maxidex (dexamethasone)?

Can children use Maxidex (dexamethasone)?

No studies have been: Done to prove safety and efficacy in children. Maxidex (dexamethasone) is a Class C drug in pregnancy. Animal studies show that it can cause congenital anomalies in fetuses. No studies have been done in pregnant humans. It is contra-indicated in breastfeeding because it is not know if enough corticosteroid is absorbed to to have a significant amount excreted in breast milk that can cause growth problems in infant ...Read more

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Who should not use Maxidex (dexamethasone)?

Who should not use Maxidex (dexamethasone)?

Maxidex (dexamethasone): "Contraindicated in epithelial herpes simplex (dendritic keratitis), vaccinia, varicella, and most other viral diseases of the cornea and conjunctiva; tuberculosis of the eye; fungal disease of ocular structures; and in those persons who have shown hypersensitivity to any component of this preparation." See: https://dailymed. Nlm. Nih. Gov/dailymed/drugInfo. Cfm? Setid=a0aa9dc9-265c-4dd6-9b03-276a4721 ...Read more

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What side effects from maxidex (dexamethasone)?

What side effects from maxidex (dexamethasone)?

Cataract/glaucoma: Maxidex is a potent topical steroid, dexamethasone. If used for prolonged periods of times, generally more than a couple of weeks, it is possible to have elevated intraocular pressure which can lead to glaucoma. Even more prolonged use, months, can lead to a certain type of cataract. Be sure you are taking it as prescribed, for an important reason, and see your eye md to look for side effects. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women use Maxidex (dexamethasone)?

Can pregnant women use Maxidex (dexamethasone)?

Maxidex (dexamethasone): Maxidex (dexamethasone) is FDA pregnancy category C. Discuss with OB. ...Read more

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I've been using Maxidex for my pinguecuela for 4days (1 drop/day). My eye now feels like it has glass in it when I blink. Is this normal?

I've been using Maxidex for my pinguecuela for 4days (1 drop/day). My eye now feels like it has glass in it when I blink. Is this normal?

No: It may just be side effects of the Maxidex drops but a corneal ulcer needs to be excluded which is not visible to the naked eye and needs a special dye to detect it. Please go to your family doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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Should I stop using maxidex (dexamethasone) eye drops after awhile?

Should I stop using maxidex (dexamethasone) eye drops after awhile?

Yes!: Antibiotic-steroid eye medicines have side effects such as cataract and glaucoma from the steroid component and should not be used unless under the care of an eye doctor and as prescribed. Good luck and have a nice day! ...Read more

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Should I stop using maxidex (dexamethasone) eye drops after a certain number of days?

Yes: Maxidex (dexamethasone) is a strong steroid. Since use of topical steroids in the eye is associated with side effects and complications from prolonged use, it is advisable to follow the instructions of the prescribing physician to the letter! ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for allergic conjunctivitis that's not steroids (like maxidex)?

What is a good treatment for allergic conjunctivitis that's not steroids (like maxidex)?

Over The Counter Med: Assuming you were correctly diagnosed by an ophthalmologist, I would suggest over the counter medications such as zaditor (ketotifen) or alaway. Your first step is to see an ophthalmologist for more specific guidance. ...Read more

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Can I use regular eye drops if I already use the eye drops maxidex (dexamethasone)?

Can I use regular eye drops if I already use the eye drops maxidex (dexamethasone)?

What eye drop?: If by regular eye drop, you mean artificial tears, then yes you can use these lubricating drops at least 5 to 10 minutes after maxidex (dexamethasone) (you do not want to wash maxidex (dexamethasone) out!). If your regular drops are prescription drops or anything beside lubricating drops, you should consult your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Do you think I should I stop using maxidex (dexamethasone) eye drops if it's causing redness?

See Ophthalmologist: Maxidex (dexamethasone) and other eye medications should be used for a short period in most cases. Steroid containing eye drops can lead to glaucoma and infection if not used properly. See your Ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Severe allergic reaction after 1 drop Cravit to each eye. Despite Maxidex 2/ day, eye discomfort. How long does it take for inflammation to go away?

Severe allergic reaction after 1 drop Cravit to each eye. Despite Maxidex 2/ day, eye discomfort. How long does it take for inflammation to go away?

WHY????: Why did you put antibiotic in eyes? Is there an infection? What is the original problem? Forget the chiropractor and see an ophthalmologist. Not urgent care or ER. Not optometrist. Not GP. Ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can I use antihistamine eye drops if I already use maxidex (dexamethasone) drops?

Ask your doctor: Maxidex (dexamethasone) is a pretty strong steroid so I suspect something important is going on with your eyes. As such, I would not self treat with over the counter medications without the advice and consent of your treating physician. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to Cravit. A few hours after 1 drop of Pataday and Maxidex, a lot of yellow discharge from eyes. Doc said reaction. Meaning?

Allergic reaction to Cravit. A few hours after 1 drop of Pataday and Maxidex, a lot of yellow discharge from eyes. Doc said reaction. Meaning?

Unclear?: It is unusual to have yellow discharge from the eye drops you had used unless the solution or tip has been contaminated leading to an eye infection. You need to call your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a stye and my mum got me chloramphenicol eye drops can I use them if I already use the eye drops maxidex (dexamethasone)?

Not effective: Styes are best treated with frequently applications of heat. Eye drops cannot enter the part where the infection lodges so the Maxidex (dexamethasone) and Chloramphenical will do no harm but will not be effective. The heat must be applied for 4-5 minutes at least 5 times per day using a washcloth from the very warm (not hot) water tap. ...Read more

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Can I use "Pred Forte" eye drops and "Maxidex" ointment for my red eyes and also having itching in my eyes.

Can I use "Pred Forte" eye drops and "Maxidex" ointment for my red eyes and also having itching in my eyes.

Have you used: These drops before? One needs to use steroids in the eye carefully and under supervision of an eye care provider. Red eyes can come from a number of causes such as allergy, dry eye, inflammation, or infection. I would start with artificial tears or anti-allergy drops first and if they don't help seek eye care for further diagnosis and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does steroid eye drops like Maxidex or FML need to be tapered off after using 4/ day for a week? 1 doc says taper off. Another say not required.

Depends: If the condition you are treating with topical steroids has responded and there is no residual inflammation left, then you can stop the drops. If the inflammation gradually is diminishing but is still present or has a tendency to recur if the steroid is stopped, then continue at a lower doesl. ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more

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What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read more

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Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more

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What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

Antihistamine: Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for age 6m and older. But speak with your doctor before giving this medication to your child. ...Read more

Maxidex Allergy (Definition)

Maxidex is a Dexamethasone drop belonging to the family of medications known as corticosteroids. Dexamethasone eye drops and ointment are used to treat a number of eye conditions associated with inflammation of the eye. You may be allergic to the preservative ...Read more


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