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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Trimethoprim (Definition)

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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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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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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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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 a rash on the chest a sign of an allergic reaction to Polymyxin B Sulfate and Trimethoprim Ophthalmic Solution?

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

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Can i use Polymyxin b sulfate and trimethoprim ophthalmic for an ear infection?

Can i use Polymyxin b sulfate and trimethoprim ophthalmic for an ear infection?

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

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