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Pink Eye Neomycin And Polymyxin B Sulfates And Dexamethasone
Depends: It really depends on the cause of the pink eye. The most common cause is due to a virus, in which case iit is generally supportive treatment with artificial tears. Bacterial infections are treated with antibiotics; inflammatory processes with steroids and non-steroidals; and allergies with anti-histamines. You need to see an eye md to find out what you have. ...Read more
Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) (Definition)
"Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. "Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. ...Read more
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
Maybe...but..: This is a steroid preparation. I would NEVER self treat what you think is pink eye with this medication. If the irritation is caused by herpes virus you could aggravate the process and cause permanent damage. I consider it a med only properly used under the supervision of an eye doc after proper exam. ...Read more
Drops or ointment?:
Shake bottle well before use.
Put 1 - 2 drops topically in the conjunctival sac (s) 4 - 6 times a day. Dosage may be reduced after three to four days when satisfactory improvement has been obtained.
Apply small amount of ointment into the conjunctival sac (s) 3 - 4 times a day. When there is favorable response, dosage may be reduced gradually to once a day application for several days. ...Read more
Are sulfacetamaide 10% eye drops and neomycin and polymyxin and dexamethasone eye drops for the same problems?
Generally: These are inexpensive eye preparations for treating infections when the organism is unknown at the time of patient examination. They are effective although they have some degreee of allergic response. Many eye infections are viral in origin so these will not improve that situation. ...Read more
No: While Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) drops contain a steroid (dexamethasone), the amounts absorbed into the body after topical administration on the eye are virtually undetectable and have none of the effects on the body associated with oral steroids (such as weight gain). However, prolonged use of steroid drops on the eyes can have ocular side effects including cataracts and glaucoma. ...Read more
I used Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops, 2 drops every 8 hours for 4 days, on my non-diseased eye. I also have Diabetes-II. Did I possibly damage my eye in any way?
No: That dosage for that period of time should not cause any damage to your eye. I would not worry in the least. ...Read more
I accidently put 2 drops of Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops into the wrong eye, which is healthy. The eye hurts now. Did I possibly damage my vision? Thanks,
Can I put alcon maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) ophthalmic suspension eye drops in the fridge? . .
Yes: But these do not require refrigeration.Get a more detailed answer ›
Will the antibiotic maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops lessen the effectiveness of birth control?
Would the antibiotic maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops lessen the effectiveness of my birth control?
Does Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) cause dry eyes, and fatigue? Prescribed for blepharitis caused infection.
Not usually: Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin), (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) in the normally prescribed pattern of dosage, can be an effective treatment for eye infection. It can assist with blepharitis but that requires hygiene of the lids more than an antibiotic. There is no chance that Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) will cause eye dryness, unless you develop an allergy to it. Fatigue is almost certainly from another cause. ...Read more
Will the use of Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops, for 2 days (one drop four times daily) definitely cause dendrites in non-stromal-keratitis ocular HSV?
No: Not likely but definitely wise to use prophylactic anti-viral just in case. ...Read more
I'm traveling in Egypt and got an ear infection. The Dr prescribed isopto maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) as ear drops, but the package says eye drops. Can I use in ears?
Yes you can: Unfortunately sometimes the same preparation for ears isn't available, so eye drops can be as good for the external ears, but not the opposite, wish you wellness ...Read more
My doctor prescribe alcon maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) 5ml eye drop/ear drops for my 4.5 year old son for his ear. Can I give this to my 1.5 year toddler for his ear too?
Check with doc first: It is possible that Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) might treat year 1.5 year old son in the same was as the older son. But the younger might have an entirely different issue. Your best strategy is to check with the same doctor who I assume is a pediatrician, who can decide if the condition is one that Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) will help. Otherwise you are treating on hope rather than fact. ...Read more
My dad has an infected stye in his eye. His doctor prescribed Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) drops and Doxycycline oral pills because the infection spread. Will this help?
Sounds appropriate: The stye should resolve with this treatment. If worsening symptoms a face to face exam would be appropriate. See your doctor that prescribed this medicine. Good luck ...Read more
Will Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops and doxycycline pills help for my dad's stye. The infection spread to his lower eyelid and his face is swollen.?
6th day of pink eye. Still getting worse. Have used polymyxin b sulfate. There seems to be liquid buildup in membrane can barely see
Two reasons: Getting worse, first what you have is most likely a viral infection, second you may have an allergy to sulas or other component of poly yin drops. ...Read more
Can you use neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates and hydrocortisone otic solution, usp in your eyes?
No, pls don't: Not meant to be used in eyes, see your doctor ...Read more
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
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:
-anti-biotic eye drop or ointment
if not improved : a small surgical procedure by an ophthomologist
hope you're better soon. ...Read more
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
If I used polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim) in eye last month and got pink eye again this month I used polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim) again would that be considered prolonged use?
No: However, recurrent eye infections should make you wonder why this is happening. If you are a contact lens user, perhaps there is a problem with your lens hygiene. Also, this time of year allergic conjunctivitis is common and can simulate or bring on infection. Finally, be sure to clean your eyelashes and lids daily with a washcloth and warm water. ...Read more
Got pink eye Sat. Went to ER Sun...they gave him polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim) eye drops but it's now Wed. And eyes are no better what to do? Needs to go back to work
Follow-up: You need a follow-up since the treatment did not work ...Read more
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
Is ok: I generally use a silver dressing.Get a more detailed answer ›
I wear dry liners and sometimes get irritation in the groin area, is it ok to use neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) in this area?
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
Yes: The neosporin may help prevent infection. However, if the area is very red and warm, then you should be seen. ...Read more
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
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
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'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?
See an Eye MD: If the cause of your pink eye is bacterial, tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) may be a good choice. However unless you see an eye md to determine the cause, the steroid in tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) might make you worse. If the cause is herpes virus type I you will definitely get worse. See an eye md! ...Read more
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