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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?
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
Yes: Polymyxins are a very old class of antibiotics. They tend to have kidney and nervous system toxicity, and because they are very old the exact effective doses of these drugsis not well known. Still given problems with bacterial antibiotic resistance, sometimes these agents are used when a highly resistant bacteria is encountered. Colistin the one most often used can be given via inhalation or iv. ...Read more
No.: Sulphates are found naturally in the human body and are not the "sulfa" moiety! ...Read more
No: Not necessarily.Get a more detailed answer ›
Should I take my ring out clean everything put polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) on the wound and then put the ring back in?
If your Piercing has:
Become infected, you want to take it out and see a doctor, hospital ED, or walk in clinic to have the infection treated. Allow the piercing to close and give the site a few months to heal completely before having the piercing redone.
If you try to continue the ring will never allow the infection to clear and you risk spreading infection and the scarring and sloughing of the tissue in that area. ...Read more
Yes: Exactly the right treatment-if used as an ear drop. Do not put anymore "q-tips" in his ear! ...Read more
ENT put peroxide in ear in the a.m. and then I put cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) in ear at 10:00 p.m. Ear hurts quite a bit. Bad combination?
Underlying condition: There is undoubtedly some underlying condition present causing your pain. Presumably a swimmers ear, which is the reason an ent would use cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) in the first place? What did she say to use for pain? Are you using the drops as prescribed? Do you have an ear tube in place? Check with the prescribing ent about pain management and regimen for drops. ...Read more
Neomycin not emycin (erythromycin): Yes, you can use topical creams or ointments containing neomycin and polymyxin if you are allergic to e-mycin, also called erythromycin. The three medications do not cross react. It is confusing, because 2 of the medications' names end in the letters "mycin, " but in this case the names are misleading and there is no relationship between the medications. ...Read more
For what problem?: Without knowing what you're treating, it's hard to say which would be "better." polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) contains synthetic antibiotics, Bacitracin and polymyxin. Calendula ointment is from the marigold plant, calendula officinalis. It's been traditionally used in minor skin wounds: skin infections, burns, bee stings, sunburn, warts, etc. Most research comes from animal studies. Http://tinyurl. Com/lapg2kq. ...Read more
First degree?: It does not matter how the burn occurred, but the depth and magnitude of the burn. If it's a first degree burn, polysporin is fine. If it is a more severe second degree burn or a large area, best you see a doc for prescription medicine like silvadene, (silver sulfadiazine) which is better coverage for bacteria that are likely to complicate burn healing. Keep areas clean, but don't overdo it and cause more irritation. ...Read more
Infection: These are antibiotics used to treat or prevent infection ...Read more
Yes: You clean a wound before you do anything else to it except atop excess bleeing. ...Read more
Healing: No. They may prevent infection. But they do nothing to cause nature to change the way it heals a wound in your body. ...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
No: No it is not. Sulfate is not the same as sulfa. ...Read more
You need a Rx: Depends on the type of infection you are treating. For staph, an rx ointment can be used. ...Read more