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Doctor insights on: Neomycin And Polymyxin B Sulfates And Hydrocortisone Otic Solution Dosage

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Dr. Tony Willson
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Hydrocortisone (Definition)

Cortisone is a naturally produced hormone in the body, produced by the adrenal glands. It is often used as a potent medication for inflammatory disease. In serious cases, it is a "wonder" drug, and can be life saving. However, long and continuous use can cause many serious and uncomfortable side effects. Hydrocortisone is a topical skin variety and much ...Read more


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Neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates and hydrocortisone otic solution, usp can they be used in the eyes? My daughter got pink eye took her to the hospital and this is what they gave her but the bottle says for ears only?

Neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates and hydrocortisone otic solution, usp can they be used in the eyes? My daughter got pink eye took her to the hospital and this is what they gave her but the bottle says for ears only?

Do not use this: Ear drops are way too acidic for the eye. Most of them are in the 3.0 to 4.0 range. Eye drops tend to be more neutral and will sting intensely as the PhH drops below 7. If you squirt a lot of ear drops into an eye, you may get a chemical burn.

In addition to this, I try to avoid putting neomycin solution in eyes as it is toxic and can cause allergic reactions. ...Read more

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Should I use neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates and hydrocortisone otic for seven or ten days?

Should I use neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates and hydrocortisone otic for seven or ten days?

See below: Usually this is prescribed for either 7 or 10 days---talk to your prescribing and see how long he wants you to take it. ...Read more

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Is it common for Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Hydrocortisone Otic Suspension USP 10 mL to cause pain with swimmers ear and a middle ear infec?

Is it common for Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Hydrocortisone Otic Suspension USP 10 mL to cause pain with swimmers ear and a middle ear infec?

Ear pain: The suspension usually does not, the solution which is more acidic can more often. Would have ear checked for TM perforation. ...Read more

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I accidently put neomycin polymyxin b sulfates and hydrocortisone otic drops in my sons eyes. Flushed with water. What to do now?

I accidently put neomycin polymyxin b sulfates and hydrocortisone otic drops in my sons eyes. Flushed with water. What to do now?

Likely ok: If he has not complained of any pain or irritation immediately and you have flushed out the eyes immediately, there is unlikely to be any harm done. Even if there was transient irritation, it would not likely have inflicted any long-lasting problem. ...Read more

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How long for otic solution with neomycin/polymyxin/hydrocortisone to clear your system?

How long for otic solution with neomycin/polymyxin/hydrocortisone to clear your system?

Rapid: Most topical drugs like the otic solution you describe are minimally absorbed by the body. Furthermore, the amount you are using is so small there is more than likely small to undetectable amounts in your blood stream. ...Read more

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I have a fungus in my left ear went to sent he gave me neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates and hydrocortisone ear drops will this make my ear better?

I have a fungus in my left ear went to sent he gave me neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates and hydrocortisone ear drops will this make my ear better?

No: If you really have a fungus there, none of the medications you listed will be effective. Obtain a medication indicated for fungus infection and be aware that fungus infections are typically slower to clear than bacteria. ...Read more

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Does neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates and hydrocortisone (neomycin sulfate, polymyxin b sulfate and hydrocortisone) cure a stye I have steroid eye drops my dr. Prescribed me a few months ago. I have been trying to get an answer for 2 hours and haven't go

Does neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates and hydrocortisone (neomycin sulfate, polymyxin b sulfate and hydrocortisone) cure a stye I have steroid eye drops my dr. Prescribed me a few months ago. I have been trying to get an answer for 2 hours and haven't go

NO!: No!
remember doctors can not diagnose over the phone or internet, but is the 'stye' you describe a painful bump in your eyelid? --if so the treatment is not a steroid (so no hydrocortisone)

a stye is a 'blocked gland' in your eyelid (it's a mechanical problem)

the general treatment is:
-warm compressess
-anti-biotic eye drop or ointment
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if not improved : a small surgical procedure by an ophthomologist
hope you're better soon. ...Read more

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Is neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) good for cuts and scrapes?

It's okay: No antibiotic is as helpful as cleaning the wound well with soap and water and then keeping it clean. Some people become allergic to the neomycin; you may prefer a bacitracin-only preparation. ...Read more

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Is neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) as effective for infections as reguloar neosporin?

Yes: This only comes in a topical form, either ointment or cream and should not be taken any other way. It is a combination of bacitracin, neomycin and polymyxin b, each of which can have severe toxicity if taken internally. ...Read more

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Neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) on acne - helps decrease scarring?

Neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) on acne - helps decrease scarring?

Can do better: No one needs to have bad acne or acne scarring in this day and age. I start folks on cheap topical Clindamycin which usually works; if that fails, cheap systemic tetracycline (kept mine under control for 25 years). A dermatologist can offer you even more potent retinoic acid-related meds, especially if it's cystic acne. You have a choice. ...Read more

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I have poison sumac on my face. Are the correct steps to put neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) on the rash and bandage it?

I have poison sumac on my face. Are the correct steps to put neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) on the rash and bandage it?

No: Poison sumac is a contact/allergic dermatitis. Best to use cortisone cream, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth, and leave it open. Bandaging it will increase local heat which will increase itchiness. Be sure it is sumac by consulting your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I use neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) for a bite on my arm?

Can I use neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) for a bite on my arm?

Yes: The neosporin may help prevent infection. However, if the area is very red and warm, then you should be seen. ...Read more

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Can a girl use neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) for acne?

Can a girl use neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) for acne?

No: Neosporin will not help acne. It may even make it worse. It is also a common cause of allergic eruptions -so throw it away. ...Read more

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After my toddler heals do I need to get all the neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) entirely off?

After my toddler heals do I need to get all the neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) entirely off?

Yes: I don't know what your toddler is healing from, but prolonged contact to the neomycin in the neosporin can lead to allergic reactions in the future. So, yes, removing any unneeded cream is a good idea as is using it sparingly to begin with. Plain vaseline or aquaphor will often help heal wounds as well as neosporin without any risk and is what I recommend to my patients post skin surgery. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use vaseline and/or neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) to help treat my skin?

Is it ok to use vaseline and/or neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) to help treat my skin?

Yes you can!: It is ok to use vaseline to keep the skin moisturized and healthy. However, neosporin is used only if there is evidence of infection. Frequent use of neosporin can lead to development of allergy. ...Read more

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Can I use neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) for a dog bite on my forearm?

Can I use neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) for a dog bite on my forearm?

Depends: If it's just a minor, superficial cut, then probably yes. If a larger gash or bleeding, see a doctor to get it evaluated and stitched. All of this also depends on the dog not having rabies. If you don't know the dog, you need to get evaluated by a doctor and have the dog examined. ...Read more

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How long to use neomycin and polymyxin and hydrocortisone otic drops for ear pain and discharge?

How long to use neomycin and polymyxin and hydrocortisone otic drops for ear pain and discharge?

1week: Most cases of external otitis would respond within 1 week. Although these drops are efficacious for treatment of middle ear infection, ENT academy does not recommend there use if there is a hole in the ear drum or tubes in place. Neomycin is theoretically oto toxic, although rarely seen. Thank trial lawyers for driving up the price of ear drops. ...Read more

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Can I use neomycin and polymyxin b otic for my ear if I am allergic to e-mycin?

Yes, but....: Polymyxin cannot be used for a long time. But the combination is a legitimate substitute in most, but not all, cases. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant. My belly button is sore from an older piercing. I used neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) on it. Is that ok? Will it hurt preg?

I'm pregnant. My belly button is sore from an older piercing. I used neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) on it. Is that ok? Will it hurt preg?

Better: It would be better if you saw your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. Neosporin will not hurt pregnancy. ...Read more

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Should I use neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates for my ear? Too much?

Should I use neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates for my ear? Too much?

Yes: Exactly the right treatment-if used as an ear drop. Do not put anymore "q-tips" in his ear! ...Read more

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