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Dr. Cheryl Hull
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Sulfacetamide (Definition)

Sulfacetamide is an ocular anti-bacterial which is a ...Read more


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Is sulfacetamide sodium an ototoxic substance?

Is sulfacetamide sodium an ototoxic substance?

Not sure: There is a chinchilla study on use in ears. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3334819 & http://www.pubfacts.com/detail/3334819/Ototoxicity-of-Vasocidin-drops-applied-to-the-chinchilla-middle-ear. ...Read more

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Is klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) lotion good?

Is klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) lotion good?

Yes: The sulfa in Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) may help. If your acne is troublesome, prescription treatments can usually clear it up. I generally start with topical clindamycin; i required 25 years on oral tetracycline and got fairly good results, while a dermatologist can clear up even the toughest cases with retinoic acid analogues. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) lotion good for acne?

Is klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) lotion good for acne?

Yes: The sulfa in Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) may help. If your acne is troublesome, prescription treatments can usually clear it up. I generally start with topical clindamycin; i required 25 years on oral tetracycline and got fairly good results, while a dermatologist can clear up even the toughest cases with retinoic acid analogues. Good luck. ...Read more

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What lotion is better: klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) or differin?

What lotion is better: klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) or differin?

Differin, (adapalene) but...: Different people have different results, no pun intended. Today, no one needs to have acne. I start people with topical clindamycin; i required 25 years on systemic tetracycline with good results. A dermatologist can write for a retinoic acid derivative that's very powerful even for the toughest cases. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication is better=== klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) or differin?

What medication is better=== klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) or differin?

Differin, (adapalene) but...: Different people have different results, no pun intended. Today, no one needs to have acne. I start people with topical clindamycin; i required 25 years on systemic tetracycline with good results. A dermatologist can write for a retinoic acid derivative that's very powerful even for the toughest cases. Good luck. ...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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Can I use chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate) ear drops in my eyes?

Can I use chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate) ear drops in my eyes?

I would not: There are differences in formulations (ph, etc) in drops for eyes and ears that allow for them not to burn, sting or cause irritation in the area they are applied. Please check with your prescribing physician before applying a medication to an area that it was not prescribed for. ...Read more

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Can gentamicin sulfate ophthalmic solution USP be used for a stye?

Can gentamicin sulfate ophthalmic solution USP be used for a stye?

No,: A stye is not an infection. It is a plugged oil gland in the eye lid. Gentamicin is an antibiotic and will do nothing to treat it. Use warm compresses for 5 minutes frequently during the day instead. ...Read more

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Are sulfacetamide sodium or monodox (doxycycline monohydrate) effective in treating acne scars?

Are sulfacetamide sodium or monodox (doxycycline monohydrate) effective in treating acne scars?

Not for scars: This is not so much for treating scars as it for preventing scars by minimizing bacterial counts and the damage that is done by the bacteria and your bodies response tothe bacteria. ...Read more

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Polymyxin b sulfate and trimethoprim ophthalmic solution for ears?

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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Is sodium sufacetamide a neurotoxin?

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Sulfacetamide: May cause skin irritation, but not Neurotoxicity ...Read more

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Is Sodium Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) good for cleansing the eyes?

Is Sodium Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) good for cleansing the eyes?

Not really: Hello and thanks for using HealthTap. The eyes do not really need cleaning. Tears protect the eyes and provide the ideal environment for keeping the eyes clean and healthy. ...Read more

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Help! could sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic solution USP can be used to treat ear infections?

Help! could sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic solution USP can be used to treat ear infections?

Antibiotic eye drops: Can be used to treat external ear canal infections as long as this is prescribed by your physician. On the other hand, you should not use ear drops to treat eye infections. ...Read more

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My doc perscribed " sulfacetamide sodium opthalmic solution" for my ears. However, it is treated for my eyes, is this a mistake?

My doc perscribed " sulfacetamide sodium opthalmic solution" for my ears. However, it is treated for my eyes, is this a mistake?

No: No. Ear, nose and throat specialists or otolaryngologists often prescribe ophthalmic antibiotic drops to treat ear infections. They are safe and effective for ear infections. ...Read more

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Is sulfacetamide sodium an ototoxic substance?

Not sure: There is a chinchilla study on use in ears. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3334819 & http://www.pubfacts.com/detail/3334819/Ototoxicity-of-Vasocidin-drops-applied-to-the-chinchilla-middle-ear. ...Read more

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Can my 2 year old son use sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic solution usp, 10%, he weighs 30 lbs.?

Can my 2 year old son use sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic solution usp, 10%, he weighs 30 lbs.?

If it was prescribed: For him by his pediatrician or pediatric ophthalmologist, yes. If it was prescribed for someone else, no, because of risk of cross-contamination. ...Read more

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Help! could sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic solution USP can be used to treat ear infections?

Antibiotic eye drops: Can be used to treat external ear canal infections as long as this is prescribed by your physician. On the other hand, you should not use ear drops to treat eye infections. ...Read more

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Are sulfacetamide sodium or monodox (doxycycline monohydrate) effective in treating acne scars?

Not for scars: This is not so much for treating scars as it for preventing scars by minimizing bacterial counts and the damage that is done by the bacteria and your bodies response tothe bacteria. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever ordered klaron (sodium sulfacetamide)?

Yes: Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) is prescribed for acne. If you are allergic to sulfa drugs do not use. Use on a regular basis for best results. My patients have liked the results for acne with this agent. ...Read more

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Is klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) lotion good?

Yes: The sulfa in Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) may help. If your acne is troublesome, prescription treatments can usually clear it up. I generally start with topical clindamycin; i required 25 years on oral tetracycline and got fairly good results, while a dermatologist can clear up even the toughest cases with retinoic acid analogues. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the right way to use klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) lotion?

What is the right way to use klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) lotion?

Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) Lotion: Sulfacetamide sodium topical is usually applied 2 times per day for 30 days. Space your doses evenly by applying the medication at the same times each day. You may need to keep using the medication once or twice per week, or once every other week. Follow your doctor's instructions. Call your doctor if your condition comes back after you stop using sulfacetamide sodium topical. ...Read more

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Is klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) lotion good for acne?

Yes: The sulfa in Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) may help. If your acne is troublesome, prescription treatments can usually clear it up. I generally start with topical clindamycin; i required 25 years on oral tetracycline and got fairly good results, while a dermatologist can clear up even the toughest cases with retinoic acid analogues. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication is better=== klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) or differin?

Differin, (adapalene) but...: Different people have different results, no pun intended. Today, no one needs to have acne. I start people with topical clindamycin; i required 25 years on systemic tetracycline with good results. A dermatologist can write for a retinoic acid derivative that's very powerful even for the toughest cases. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) allergy?

Klaron allergy: Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) is a sulfa antibiotic used in the treatment of acne. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-4302-2039/klaron-suspension/details ...Read more

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What medication is better and more effective? Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) or differin?

What medication is better and more effective? Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) or differin?

Depends: Claron is an antibiotic topical, and the differin (adapalene) is more like tretinoin, so opens up the pores. Either can be effective, claron if pustules, differin (adapalene) if blackheads. ...Read more

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Sodium (Definition)

It's an element that is important in the cell functions ...Read more