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Terramycin ophthalmic ointment can cure eye stye?

Terramycin ophthalmic ointment can cure eye stye?

Warm Compresses: A stye, or chalazion, is an obstructed or infected oil gland of the eyelid. Use of warm compresses (a wash rag soaked in warm water) held over the closed eye for 10 minutes a few times a day will usually help the stye to resolve. Sometimes antibiotic eye ointment and less commonly oral antibiotics can help as well. If the stye has been there chronically (months), surgical drainage may be needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Bacitracin And Polymyxin (Definition)

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Are polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) drops good for pink eye?

Are polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) drops good for pink eye?

Not usually: Most 'pink eye" is viral and polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) is a good anti-bacterial which will probably do no harm but will not affect viral infection. ...Read more

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Is polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or calendula ointment better?

Is polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or calendula ointment better?

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

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Are both bacitracin ointment & bacitracin zinc ointment the same?

Are both bacitracin ointment & bacitracin zinc ointment the same?

Yes: Bacitracin is an effective topical antibiotic. Bacitracin zinc is a salt of the compound that is usually added to neomycin and polymixin b to form the triple antibiotic, neosporin. ...Read more

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Is neosporin ophthalmic solution for pink eye?

Is neosporin ophthalmic solution for pink eye?

A/W Dr. Ferguson: Due to potential to develop allergy - Neosporin might not be recommended. ...Read more

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Can i take polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) eye drops with antihistamine?

Can i take polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) eye drops with antihistamine?

Yes: The two medications are different classes, the former is for a bacterial eye infection, and the later is for the itching that occurs with allergies. A caveat would be if you are trying to decrease some untoward side effect of too much polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) use, which can cause a contact dermatitis and conjunctivitis. I'd make sure that you follow up with your eye doctor if you are still experiencing eye issu. ...Read more

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Is bacitracin zinc ointment exactly like neosporin?

Is bacitracin zinc ointment exactly like neosporin?

No: They are different compounds but both can be helpful in the correct setting. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between neosporin ointment and polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment?

Neosporin xpolyspori: There is a difference, neosporin is one antibiotic ointment. Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) is antibiotic but, is a mixture of few antibiotic products. ...Read more

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Will ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) ointment helps heal a scratched cornea?

Will ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) ointment helps heal  a scratched cornea?

Yes: Antibiotic ointment can be a good treatment for a corneal abrasion by providing antibiotic prophylaxis and lubrication to the area. This choice can be good for contact lens users as it provided broad initial coverage. ...Read more

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Lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops question? Ok if scratch?

Lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops question? Ok if scratch?

Gently: I assume that you are receiving Lotemax (loteprednol) for some allergic type conditon of your eyes which causes itching. Scratching is ok if done gently despite the presence of lotemax (loteprednol). Cool soaks can also help. If the goal is to limit the allergic reaction, then the Lotemax (loteprednol) should diminish your need to scratch. ...Read more

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What happens when you apply antibiotics eye ointment on viral conjunctivitis (pink eye)?

What happens when you apply antibiotics eye ointment on viral conjunctivitis (pink eye)?

No improvement: Viral conjunctivitis doesn't respond to antibiotics. If you apply antibiotic ointment when there's a viral infection, the pink eye will remain pink & will only improve with time. Cool compresses may help. The risk of using antibiotics in the eye when not necessary include: possible allergic reaction (eye may get redder/swollen) & possibly developing resistance to that antibiotic in the future. ...Read more

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Can one use terramycin ophthamlic ointment for swollen infected eye?

Can one use terramycin ophthamlic ointment for swollen infected eye?

Usually yes: This is commonly used for eyelid infection. You may have to change antibiotics ff it does not clear up. ...Read more

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Terramycin skin ointment can be use on eye?

Terramycin skin ointment can be use on eye?

Yes and no: There are specific ophthalmic formulations balanced for use in the eyes. Only these should be used. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kent
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Polysporin (Definition)

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