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Substitute For Terramycin Eye Ointment
Nothing: Nothing unless you are allergic to it. You can use artificial tears to rinse and lubricate. If the eye becomes swollen or any other systemic side affects appear then see er or doctor immediately. Most likely will cause no harm or do nothing except possibly cause blurred vision until it washes away. ...Read more
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
Can terramycin eye ointment be used in infants less than 6 months of age for bacterial conjunctivitis? Or chloramphenicol eye ointmt more suitable?
Eye ointments: Most pediatricians will use a gentamycin or other mycin. Chloramphenicol has been removed from the market in the US since it is associated with serious blood dyscrasias and can be fatal. ...Read more
Yes: You should not use skin ointment in the eyes since it is not made for this purpose. It could cause significant eye irritation or more significant issues. ...Read more
Usually yes: This is commonly used for eyelid infection. You may have to change antibiotics ff it does not clear up. ...Read more
Pink eye: There are many causes of pink eye. I would not simply use drops without something without having prior examination by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Copious amounts of green eye boogers on eye lashes of 4 month old in the morning & during the day. Should I use terramycin?
Yes, if: If the antibiotic was prescribed for your baby and not for someone else, then yes you should use it. Your child likely has bacterial conjunctivitis, if the drainage is continuing day and night and needs treatment. But it is essential for babies they have their own medicine prescribed - don't be sharing the family tube or drops. Finally, massage tear ducts many times a day if baby has pink eye. ...Read more
My 9 year old son has severe seasonal allergies the only thing that clear his eyes is terramycin oitment twice daily. How long can I use it for?
Eye allergy: I think using an antibiotic ointment is inadvisable. Ask your pharmacist for an anti- allergy eye drop. ...Read more
My cat eyes got an infection. So I bought him terramycin. But he start to lick all of it after I put some. Does the cream safe for the internal?
Not sure: Sorry, be we on this site are medical doctors for people and not veterinarians (doctors who treat animals), Best to check a veterinarian website for correct answer to your question. Hope your cat is ok. Dr R ...Read more
I have had a stye in the outer corner of my left eye for more than two weeks now. How can I treat it? Can I use terramycin?
While many styes are infected, antibiotics generally cannot easily get to them. Heat is very effective. Try soaking a washcloth in the very warm (not hot) water tap and putting it on the stye for 4 minutes at a time about 5 times per day.
The frequency is important - 2-3 times will usually not work. If persistent after a week of this see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Someone gave me terramycin for pink eye, it says it's for animal use only but she used it on her daughter and it worked. Is this safe for me to use?
No: This is a prescription medication, and you may not need it, might have worked with her daughter, might not work for you, so better see a doctor ...Read more
Can I put terramycin on my one month baby? He has a ball inside his eye lid is swollen and can barely Open his eye
After 3 days of treatment my symptoms of sty have resolved. How long should I continue to use Terramycin? It irritates my eye and skin a little. Tnx.
Stye: Rec. Treatment for full week. And please be careful with hygiene - try very hard not to touch/rub your eyes. ...Read more
Lastweek saturday I was out hole day when I came home my eyes was burning, scratching and hurting I have take visine eye drop and terramycin no result?
Dry eyes vs allergy: Sounds like your outdoor event could've caused you to have allergic reactions to environmental allergens or possible dry irritated eyes related to a dusty environment. Try best not to rub. If itchy, cool compress best, along with OTC anti allergy drops like Zaditor (ketotifen). If sore, warm compress better along with frequent preservative free artificial tears. If no better see eye doc. Good luck! ...Read more
As an Antibiotic: As far as I know lennon sulfacetamide is a branof of sodium sulfacetamide in south africa. This is a bacteriostatic antibiotic. We rarely used it alone. We usually use the blephamide combination which has the sulfacetamide 10% plus 0.125% prednisolone. The combination is very good in controlling meibomian gland inflammation, the sulfacetamide keeps the bacteria controlled. ...Read more
Hello! I was given chloramphenicol eye ointment for my eyes but on the package it says for external use only?
Not to be ingested: External use means outside to body and not to be ingested. Read the directions by the pharmacist it will say to be used in the eyes. ...Read more
Probably: Most eye ointments have an expiration date about two years from time of purchase. Yours is almost certainly in that time frame if you got it three months ago. The date of expiration is found on the crimp at the bottom of the tube. ...Read more
Technique: Looking in a mirror, pull your lower lid outward forming a cup. Place the ointment in that cup. Then pull your lower lid over the front of your eye and close your eyes to spread the ointment. You can also have someone assist you. It gets easier with practice. Good luck! ...Read more
No: Eye ointments usually are very narrow range of acidity or less likely to hurt really bad when placed in eye. Skin ointments are more crude and not made to put in eyes. ...Read more
Was prescribed antibiotic eye ointment that I have to use 4 times a day. Can I still wear eye make up while using this?
How can I get rid of the blurryness of a eye ointment? I put on refresh pm last night and I wakeup and my eyes are still a bit blurry.
Use less or avoid: Any ointment causes blurriness. You may be suing too much: just a bit will do. If blurriness persists stop using the ointment and stick to long lasting eye drops such as Restasis regularly. ...Read more
Don't worry: Just apply a little to your finger and rub on your lashes. ...Read more
If I have been on amoxicillin eye ointment for a week and both eyes are the same what do I have? Staphylococcus?
Go back to doctor: If the treatment has not improved the eyes go back to doctor for further testing. May be wrong diagnosis. Do not mess around with your eyes they are very important ...Read more