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Polymyxin B Sulfate And Trimethoprim Ophthalmic
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
Is a rash on the chest a sign of an allergic reaction to Polymyxin B Sulfate and Trimethoprim Ophthalmic Solution?
Unlikely: It's unlikely that the ophthalmic eye solution caused the rash on the chest. The medication is not systemic. Please see you doctor for the rash. ...Read more
Inner vs Outer: If this an inner ear infection then the antibiotic ointment will not be helpful. I recommend making an appointment with your PCP or an ENT to see if you have an infection. If you have already been diagnosed with 'otitis media' commonly referred to as an inner ear infection then the ointment will not help. Good luck to you ...Read more
I got conjunctivitis (not severe, just beginning), how long would it be until the redness goes away on trimethoprim polymyxin B ophthalmic eye drops.?
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
No: No it is not. Sulfate is not the same as sulfa. ...Read more
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
Infection: These are antibiotics used to treat or prevent infection ...Read more
Can I use neomycin sulfate and polymyxin b sulfate if I'm allergic to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)? I know sulfates are different from sulfonamides but wanted to check
Yes: Those are two different chemicals, so use freely. ...Read more
My 2 yr old is on polymyxin b sulfate and trimethoprim antibiotics eye drop if we don't finish it will it cause a super infection later?
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
Sulfates not sulfa: Polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim) contains sulfates. A patient history of allergic reaction to sulfa drugs should not exclude polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim) as a treatment. There seems to be no correlation between trimethoprim sulfate and sulfa sensitivity. However, one can be allergic to anything. Check with your treating doctor. ...Read more
Baby started first dose of Polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim) on Saturday night before bed. Next 4 will be given in the morning Sunday. Can she go to daycare Monday?
Probably so: Polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim) is usually prescribed to be administered 4-6 times in a 24 hour period. If you administer a dose just prior to daycare on Monday, sufficient medication has likely been given to reduce transmission to others and minimize your baby's symptoms as long as the daycare can continue the schedule during your child's time with them. Check their policy. ...Read more
I used polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim) last month for my pink eyes and I ended up getting pink eyes again this month polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim) did not work is that considered prolonged use?
No: No this is not a prolonged use. Either the diagnosis is wrong or you may have a resistance. See your doctor again ...Read more
My 3 year old was treating her eye with polymyxin b sul-trimethoprim and next day she developed hives. Which ingredient of this med she is allergic to?
Small blisters on my lower eyelids following a diagnosis of conjunctivitis and being using polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim) (5d). Is this possible or related? No other sympto
Could be possible: It could be possible related to that or could also be a different infection. I would recommend eye examination ...Read more
For swimmers ear would either of the opthamalic drops that I have on hand work? I have tobra and dexa, or polymyxin b and trimethoprim. For an 11yrold
Eye drops in ears: Because eye drops are formulated to be quite gentle, they often can be used in the ears and are well tolerated by most patients, but they could still sting or burn a little. Ideally, the kind of drops that we use to treat swimmer's ear include antibiotics and steroids as well as a drying agent. None of the drops you have provide a drying agent, so see your pediatrician/ent doc for best results. ...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
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
What is the equivalent for fluocinolone acetonide, polymyxin b sulfate, and neomycin sulfate here in the usa?
No difference: The same 3 agents are available under the same names. ...Read more
No.: Sulphates are found naturally in the human body and are not the "sulfa" moiety! ...Read more
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