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Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) Ophthalmic Ointment given for eye rednes,swelling,oozing yellow,drynes-no bacterial infection found in skin scraping-why then give antibiotic?

Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) Ophthalmic Ointment given for eye rednes,swelling,oozing yellow,drynes-no bacterial infection found in skin scraping-why then give antibiotic?

Culture ?: Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is a good treatment for severe redness caused by bacterial conjunctivitis, especially those caused by gram negative bacteria. If an eye scraping is done with culture and no bacteria are cultured, the irritation may be due to viral or allergic issues, that could be complicated by bacterial superinfection. Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is a good 1st line, followed by specific therapy based on sensitivities ...Read more

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Can triple antibiotic ointment cure ringworm?

Can triple antibiotic ointment cure ringworm?

Not needed: There are non-prescription treatments for ring worm. Consult this site for more information on this topic: http://www.cdc.gov/fungal/diseases/ringworm/treatment.html For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or calendula ointment better?

Is polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or calendula ointment better?

For what problem?: Without knowing what you're treating, it's hard to say which would be "better." polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) contains synthetic antibiotics, Bacitracin and polymyxin. Calendula ointment is from the marigold plant, calendula officinalis. It's been traditionally used in minor skin wounds: skin infections, burns, bee stings, sunburn, warts, etc. Most research comes from animal studies. http://tinyurl.com/lapg2kq. ...Read more

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Are both bacitracin ointment & bacitracin zinc ointment the same?

Are both bacitracin ointment & bacitracin zinc ointment the same?

Yes: Bacitracin is an effective topical antibiotic. Bacitracin zinc is a salt of the compound that is usually added to neomycin and polymixin b to form the triple antibiotic, neosporin. ...Read more

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Terramycin ophthalmic ointment can cure eye stye?

Terramycin ophthalmic ointment can cure eye stye?

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

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Will mupirocin ointment USP 2% help for staph infection?

Will mupirocin ointment USP 2% help for staph infection?

Depends: Depends on where the staph is. If it is a superficial infection, it may; however, staph is notorious for its propensity to cause abscess, in which case the Mupirocin will only have limited effect; surgery is treatment for a staph abscess. ...Read more

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Can anti fungal cream or antibiotics heal herpes rash?

Can anti fungal cream or antibiotics heal herpes rash?

NEVER: See a dermatologist for precise diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more

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Is bacitracin zinc ointment exactly like neosporin?

Is bacitracin zinc ointment exactly like neosporin?

No: They are different compounds but both can be helpful in the correct setting. ...Read more

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Can tetracycline skin ointment be used as an eye ointment?

Can tetracycline skin ointment be used as an eye ointment?

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

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Are polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) drops good for pink eye?

Are polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) drops good for pink eye?

Not usually: Most 'pink eye" is viral and polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) is a good anti-bacterial which will probably do no harm but will not affect viral infection. ...Read more

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Could anti biotic gel cure cat bite infection?

Could anti biotic gel cure cat bite infection?

Probably not: Infected cat bites generally need systemic antibiotic treatment and can be very serious. See a doctor now. ...Read more

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Should I use bactroban (mupirocin) cream or bactroban (mupirocin) ointment be used to treat staph?

Should I use bactroban (mupirocin) cream or bactroban (mupirocin) ointment be used to treat staph?

Bactroban (mupirocin): Bactroban (mupirocin) ointment is an excellent topical medication to treat staphylococcal infections. Use it as recommended by your doctor. ...Read more

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What's an all-purpose antibiotic ointment?

What's an all-purpose antibiotic ointment?

Marketing: These are mostly over the counter products usually containing several antibiotics to get a broad coverage. They are in face useful and will cover a wide range of bacterial invaders to the body. Marketing adds the term "all-purpose" so you will purchase the product for any type of skin condition. A persistent lesion should be seen by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Does cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) cream treat poison ivy?

Does cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) cream treat poison ivy?

It can: Some people have such a mild or no reaction that they need nothing at all. Some people have more itching and cortisone cream can really help but it shouldn't be used more than a week or two. Some people have such a bad reaction they need oral cortisone or even iv! ...Read more

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Is neosporin ointment comedogenic? Used for pimples.

Is neosporin ointment comedogenic? Used for pimples.

Neosporin: Neosporin ointment is petrolatum based and quite oily. Long term use on the skin is probably unwise and could exacerbate acne. Rather, a cleanser that can eliminate excess oil without drying the skin too much is what would be preferred to treat acne. ...Read more

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Should I pop my blister, it's very big, and if so can I apply neosporin ointment after because I have no alcohol.

Should I pop my blister, it's very big, and if so can I apply neosporin ointment after because I have no alcohol.

No: Blister is a way for the body to heal the underlying area. Better to determine why the blister occurred and prevent the irritating cause. Popping a blister opens the body to infection, and this can make things a lot worse, especially if it is a viral blister, as this may spread the blistering. Better to,protect it. ...Read more

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What's the difference between neosporin ointment and gel?

Gels & ointments: Gels are ideal for areas that a person would find embarrassing to put a noticeable ointment because of their quick absorption. Ointments have staying power and can deliver medicine over an extended period to an afflicted area. Both are equally effective in alleviating discomfort. ...Read more

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I use neosporin ointment instead of lipbalm when my lips are really chapped and it works. Is this ok to do?

I use neosporin ointment instead of lipbalm when my lips are really chapped and it works. Is this ok to do?

Neomycin: Neosporin contains bacitracin, polymyxin and neomycin. Neomycin is a common allergan so many people react with a contact allergy dermatitis to neosporin. I would recommend using aquaphor lip ointment instead as it almost never causes a problem. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Neosporin ointment allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Neosporin ointment allergy?

Neosporin reaction: The term "allergy" refers to an itchy inflammation that occurs with the use of Neosporin. The actual ingredient inducing this response is neomycin, which can also be found in other medications...so it's impt to become a label-reader. The reaction is usually some degree of erythema (redness), possibly papules (bumps) and edema or swelling. The reaction is present only where product is applied. ...Read more

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Can you use neosporin ointment to treat phimosos instead of using steroids?

Can you use neosporin ointment to treat phimosos instead of using steroids?

Depends: The most common cause of phimosis is recurrent infection/inflammation and this is usually fungal in this area. I find best results with combined anti fungal and steroid cream. In rare instances neosporin could benefit. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between neosporin ointment and polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment?

Neosporin xpolyspori: There is a difference, neosporin is one antibiotic ointment. Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) is antibiotic but, is a mixture of few antibiotic products. ...Read more

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Neosporin ointment available in asia?

Neosporin ointment available in asia?

Triple antibiotic: Neosporin may be available in asia, it really doesn't matter. Just look for a topical ointment that contains all three ingredients found in neosporin. These are neomcin, bacitacin, and polymyxin b. ...Read more

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What type of uses w/ neosporin ointment?

What type of uses w/ neosporin ointment?

Antibiotic ointment: Used for minor skin injury like a scrape after a fall or a shallow cut. Helps disinfect the area and decreases healing time. ...Read more

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Neosporin Ointment (Definition)

Neosporin ointment is an ocular anti-bacterial which is a ...Read more