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Neo Poly Dex Ophthalmic Ointment
Nothing: Nothing unless you are allergic to it. You can use artificial tears to rinse and lubricate. If the eye becomes swollen or any other systemic side affects appear then see er or doctor immediately. Most likely will cause no harm or do nothing except possibly cause blurred vision until it washes away. ...Read more
Poor choice: Skin infections can arise from a myriad of sources. Ciprofloxacin may treat the particular microorganism, or it may do absolutely nothing. Recycling previously prescribe antibiotics is rarely a good idea, and less so if they were designed to treat a different body part. The wisest course of action is to see a doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Maybe: After the expiration date, the effectiveness diminishes. It is best not to use an expired medication. ...Read more
Warm Compresses: A stye, or chalazion, is an obstructed or infected oil gland of the eyelid. Use of warm compresses (a wash rag soaked in warm water) held over the closed eye for 10 minutes a few times a day will usually help the stye to resolve. Sometimes antibiotic eye ointment and less commonly oral antibiotics can help as well. If the stye has been there chronically (months), surgical drainage may be needed. ...Read more
Taking bacitracin ophthalmic ointment for a stye. What are normal side effects? My eye gets slightly irritated/itchy is that normal?
Not effective: Bacitracin, a good antibiotic for open skin wounds, will not penetrate into a stye which is a closed system. The best treatment is frequent applications of very warm (not hot) pads or washcloth for 4 minutes about 5 times per day. Although very uncommon, you could develop an allergy to Bacitracin as well. ...Read more
Probably: Most pink eye is due to a virus. If you are certain it is pink eye (conjunctivitis), and the vision is about normal, and there is no pus, and no pain, then you can use Erythromycin ointment which can provide some comfort while your immune system combats the virus. Generally it is applied as a line of ointment twice per day. If the condition persists see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
No: Erythromycin is a useful antibiotic effective against susceptible bacteria. It has no action against viruses including the herpes virus. There are very good anti-virals to treat herpes and if you suspect this condition see you ophthalmologist for diagnosis and treatment as herpes untreated can sometimes cause vision to drop. ...Read more
My wife has pink eye. I have a fresh (not expired) tube of erythromycin ophthalmic ointment. Can she apply? If so, please advise on usage/dosage.
My 9 month old has pink eye and I have a tube of erythromycin ophthalmic ointment, how many times a day, how many days?
2-3 times per day: Try the ointment 2-3 times per day until the redness improves. If not better after 3-4 days, then see a pediatric ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Depends: First, the eye's conjunctival surface is a mucous membrane and prone to infection by certain organisms. Hence the need for sterile. Ointment is usually used in ocular formulations because it is less likely to be visible and surface opacity. Of course, it depends also on what chemicals one wants to put in the medication. Sometimes ointments are more suitable for chemical reasons. ...Read more
How far up my nose do I put Mupirocin? It says ointment not for ophthalmic use? But I think I put it up too far because I can taste it now. Is that ok
Wound below eye, how to avoid scarring? Using antibiotic ointment before sleep and washing face in morning. Worried about ointment getting in eye.
Avoid eye: Agree avoiding the eye is important. Neosporin/Neoderma would be suggested. Perhaps having a doctor look at your face and eye would be helpful? ...Read more
My nose is burning I am using Neosporin ointment. Sir how often I can use in a day contains neomycin polymyxin bsulfate bacitracin zinc ophthalmic?
2-3 times: 2-3 times a day would be the recommended dose. ...Read more
Suspected dry dog faeces in eye, hospital flushed with saline and I'm on antibacterial ointment. Eye still sore. Can it damage my eye or make me blind?
Need evaluation.: I would suggest you see your ophthalmologist who can determine the cause of your eye pain. ...Read more
My 4 year old got erythromycin ointment for bacterial infection in eye. Looks all cleared up...How long do I need to apply it for? Dr was vague...
Art. Tears better: I would not use Dexamethasone drops without supervision by an ophthalmologist (they may cause increased pressure in the eyes, may mask infection, etc.) neomycin and polymyxin drops may cause allergic irritation. The moisturizing effect of artificial tears is safest. If the pinguecula cause symptoms in spite of four times a day art. Tears, you should probably see your eye doctor. Y. ...Read more
As an Antibiotic: As far as I know lennon sulfacetamide is a branof of sodium sulfacetamide in south africa. This is a bacteriostatic antibiotic. We rarely used it alone. We usually use the blephamide combination which has the sulfacetamide 10% plus 0.125% prednisolone. The combination is very good in controlling meibomian gland inflammation, the sulfacetamide keeps the bacteria controlled. ...Read more
No: Eye ointments usually are very narrow range of acidity or less likely to hurt really bad when placed in eye. Skin ointments are more crude and not made to put in eyes. ...Read more
Don't worry: Just apply a little to your finger and rub on your lashes. ...Read more
Probably: Most eye ointments have an expiration date about two years from time of purchase. Yours is almost certainly in that time frame if you got it three months ago. The date of expiration is found on the crimp at the bottom of the tube. ...Read more
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
Needs consultation: Any child with a persistent stye or chalazion needs a consultation with an ophthalmologist to determine the underlying reason. "styes" generally develop in response to chronic eyelid gland inflammation. Treatment is aimed at not only treating the stye but preventing future problems as well. In extreme cases, styes may develop into cellulitis or skin infection requiring more intense treatment. ...Read more
My one month old daughter has an eye infection, I have been applying eye ointment antibiotic for a month now and her eye hasn't healed?
Here are some...: Hi! Stephen699, The one-month-old infant with "eye infection" despite being treated with topical antibiotic ointment as reported should be urgently followed and re-evaluated for possible misdiagnosis or ineffectiveness of treatment. To get her related health issues cared correctly can be done by following instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more
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