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Neosporin Stye Treatment
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No: A stye is usually not an infection but a tender swelling of a gland in the eyelid. Also called a chalazion. The treatment is warm compresses and sometimes injection or excision with surgery. Drops and ointments don't much but occasionally i would use a topical antibiotic but it would not be polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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?
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
NO: Bactroban (mupirocin) is an antibiotic ointment used specifically to treat one kind of bacteria that can be present. Using it risks killing of one kind and letting the others grow rampantly and also the risk of allergic reactions. Antibiotics of any kind should only be used when there is absolute and unquestionable infections caused by a bacteria. Remember, viruses do not get treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
Not helpful: Chalazia are the end product of the body's attempt to defeat a stye. They are an encysted nodule in the lid. Tobramycin and other antibiotics will not enter the chalazion so they will have no effect. Some chalazia spontaneously disappear, but if yours is obvious or troublesome, your ophthalmologist can suggest in office ways to get rid of it. ...Read more
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I've got eye stye. My doctor told me that i can use neosporin for a treatment. Which neosporin is she talking about?
Use heat: Neosporin will have little or no effect. The best first treatment is to apply very warm soaks five to six times per day for 5 minutes each application. This should get rid of it in 2-4 days, if it persists longer than that, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
What to do if I have eye stye. my doctor told me that I can use neosporin for a treatment. which neosporin is she talking about?
Eye drops: I would suggest using warm moist compresses and an antibiotic eye drop such as neosporin. Stand at the sink, get a washcloth good and warm and place it right on the affected area. When it cools, re-warm it. Use the heat for 3-5minutes. Follow this with a drop of the antibiotic. Do it four times a day. If it does not resolve the problem you should see an ophthalmologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Stye: Stye in eye is usually a self limiting condition. Usually resolves on its own. Warm compresses may help. There is currently no evidence that neosporin would help, Also you can get the medication inside the eye and cause irritation. If stye does not improve on its own in a week, please kindly see an eye specialist (opthalmologist). ...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
How can you tell if a scratch wound on the skin is infected? Area around the wound is pink. Home treatment with neosporin ok?
Infected wound: If the wound is having greenish or yellow color fluid/ discharge, along with signs of inflammation like swelling, redness and severe pain; i would consider that to be an infected wound. If you have these signs and symptoms, please get help from your physician. Good luck ! ...Read more
Warm compresses: Warm compresses are the best first step, ten minutes at a time, with some light massage while you're doing the compress if it's not too tender. If it's persistent or worsening, then see an ophthalmologist, as there are other treatments available, including ointments, steroid injections, and drainage procedures. ...Read more
Stye: W/o treatment it may take upto 2 weeks. With Rx it may take 4-5 days and with early treatment only 1-2 days. ...Read more
Chalazion: A stye or chalazion is a occluded oil gland(meibomian gland, similar to sebaceous gland in the skin). A stye develops when the oil gland gets plugged up from dust, debris, makeup, animal dandruff, and pollution then it leads to inflammation and swelling. Its important to use heat pack over the lids 1-2x per day and wash the lids with baby shampoo. Omega 3 and good diet is important. ...Read more
I had an internal stye. I'm currently on day 7 of a 10 day ciprofloxacin eyedrop treatment. Is it still possible to contaminate new makeup?
Best treatment for severe road rash? Everything is sticking to the wound when we try to change bandages. Even with Neosporin. MIL says saran wrap?
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You may soak the bandage in Vaseline before applying to the raw area. If the wound has scabbed over, you may leave is uncovered. ...Read more
Compresses: Place warm, wet compresses for 10 minutes three to six times a day. Don't try to squish or squeeze your stye. ...Read more
Pig Stye?: Microwave a clean potato with the skin on for four minutes. Wet a wash cloth or small towel with warm or hot water. Squeeze out the excess water and wrap it around the potato. Apply this to the eye lid until it cools down (about 15minutes).This can be repeated intermittently. Please see your opthamologist if no improvement. ...Read more
Warm compress: A sty is a moderately inflamed "sweat duct" in the eyelid. The ducts get blocked. I tell my patients to get a damp wash cloth and pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Test it on your wrist to make sure it's not too hot. Place warm compress the closed eyelid for about5-10 minutes and re-heating as necessary. If it does not get better in a week or gets worse go to your eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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