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Urine culture shows kllebsiella pneumonia(esbl+carbapenemase). Sensitive drugs only 2 out of 30 antimicrobial. I.E. Colistin & polymyxin b. What to do?

Urine culture shows kllebsiella pneumonia(esbl+carbapenemase). Sensitive drugs only 2 out of 30 antimicrobial. I.E. Colistin & polymyxin b. What to do?

Multidrug resistance: More information is needed before advising on what to do next. Why was the urine culture checked? What were the patient's complain?

---> It may be what we call asymptomatic bacteriuria. In that case no treatment is indicated. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to Erythromycin-anaphylaxis Clindamycin- anaphylaxis Bactrim- rash Sulfa drugs- rash can I use polymyxin b sulfate eye drops?

I'm allergic to Erythromycin-anaphylaxis Clindamycin- anaphylaxis
Bactrim- rash
Sulfa drugs- rash can I use polymyxin b sulfate eye drops?

Yes: Polymyxin is an effective anti-bacterial. You could use it without the allergies popping up as it has with others. However,: are you sure you need this drop? It seems as if you are using an antibiotic for every eye inflammation, most of which are probably not bacterial. And in so doing you have sensitized yourself to antibiotics that you might need for an actual infection. ...Read more

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What is polymyxin b sulfate trimethoprim generally used for?

Polymyxin b: Treats eye and ear infections, skin & soft tissue infections, wounds, urinary tract infections, etc. ...Read more

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Can polymyxin b cause hives?

Can polymyxin b cause hives?

See below: Yes it could if you are allergic to it. ...Read more

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Does polymyxin b trimethoprim cure a stye?

Does polymyxin b trimethoprim cure a stye?

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 more

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Can polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim) be used on a baby?

Can polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim) be used on a baby?

Depends on age: "Safety and effectiveness [of polytrim] in children below the age of 2 months have not been established" according to drugs. Com. ...Read more

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What could occur to my eye if I put polymyxin b/tmp eye drops in my eye?

What could occur to my eye if I put polymyxin b/tmp eye drops in my eye?

Not too much...: This antibiotic drop is designed to kill certain bacteria. Like any medication, you want to make sure you don't have an allergic reaction. Using this drop when not guided by a doctor could lead to antibiotic resistance of the bacteria that normally colonize your eye. ...Read more

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Is polymyxin b sulfate and trimethoprim ophthalmic solution USP used for styes?

Is polymyxin b sulfate and trimethoprim ophthalmic solution USP used for styes?

Not usually: Antibiotics are generally ineffective for treatment of stye or chalazion, which are caused by blockage of oil ducts, not by infection. The best treatment for stye is warm compresses and lid scrubs with baby shampoo to unblock the oil gland and allow it to drain. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to use polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim) ophth soln on a sty?

A stye: Is not infectious. Polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim) will not help this. Use hot compresses on the eye for 10 minutes at a time and repeat as often as you can during the day. This will eventually cause the stye to get smaller. ...Read more

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Polymyxin b sulfate and trimethoprim ophthalmic solution for ears?

Not effective: Topical medications for the eyes are formulated differently than medications for the ear, and may not penetrate properly or may irritate. Eye drops are for eyes and not ears and vice-versa. ...Read more

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Would bacitracin zinc and polymyxin b sulfate opthalmic ointment work for a style?

Moist warm compress: 24 y/o female asks if bacitracin zinc and polymyxin b sulfate ophthalmic ointment work for eye stye? Not recommended. The best management/ treatment for stye is to apply warm compress/ moist warm clean wash cloth on the affected eye for 5 to 10 minutes 2 or 3 times a day and at bed time. This usually helps to unblock the gland (sweat or oil) which blockage caused the stye in the first instance. ...Read more

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Does polymyxin b sulfate and trimethoprim treat stye?

No: Styes are not infections. Those are antibiotics. This is a common misconception. Warm compresses are the main treatment for styes. ...Read more

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Can polymyxin b sulfate and trimethoprim ophthalmic solution work?

Depends on diagnosis: Trade name is polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim) and depends on what you are treating. It's an older generation antibiotic used often in conjunctivitis and other eye infections. It can be useful for susceptible bacterial infections. ...Read more

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My two year old was treated with polymyxin b sulfate and trimethoprim. He developed hives all over within five hours. What caused this?

My two year old was treated with polymyxin b sulfate and trimethoprim. He developed hives all over within five hours. What caused this?

Many causes of hives: A 2-year old with hives 5 hours after taking polymyxin and trimethoprim. Hives most commonly occur in kids because of an underlying viral infection. If there is an allergy to a medication, the hives would usually occur within 30 min to an hour after ingestion. The hives could have been related to either medication. See pediatrician or allergist if not resolving with antihistamines ...Read more

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Is polymyxin b sulfate a good ointment for sore eyes?

Is polymyxin b sulfate a good ointment for sore eyes?

Probably not: Polymyxin b is a good antibiotic if there is infection as a cause for the soreness. There are many other causes and better eyedrops for other conditions. Check with you ophthalmologist to sort this out. ...Read more