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What to do if i accidentally used terramycin ophthalmic ointment in my eye?

What to do if i accidentally used terramycin ophthalmic ointment in my eye?

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 effects 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

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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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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Can terramycin eye ointment be used in infants less than 6 months of age for bacterial conjunctivitis?or chloramphenicol eye ointmt more suitable?

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

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Was prescribed antibiotic eye ointment that I have to use 4 times a day. Can i still wear eye make up while using this?

Was prescribed antibiotic eye ointment that I have to use 4 times a day. Can i still wear eye make up while using this?

No: In addition, you should discard any eye makeup you have used since the infection started. It is likely contaminated. ...Read more

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Can you use antibiotic eye ointment on your skin?

Can you use antibiotic eye ointment on your skin?

Yes: If you get a skin lesion you are convinced is due to bacterial infection, and have available an appropriate antibiotic eye ointment, it can be effective on the skin. ...Read more

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I cannot put my antibiotic eye ointment on, what to do?

I cannot put my antibiotic eye ointment on, what to do?

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

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Why do my wrists itch so much? Had a baby 12 days ago c section. Have had unusual allergic reactions to anticoagulant and antibiotic eye ointment

Why do my wrists itch so much? Had a baby 12 days ago c section. Have had unusual allergic reactions to anticoagulant and antibiotic eye ointment

Itching: Your itching is related to your allergic reactions., even 12 days ago. Should go away with time. Allergist might help. ...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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Are there any side effects of using terramycin skin ointment on the eyes?

Are there any side effects of using terramycin skin ointment on the eyes?

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

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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?

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?

Try heat: 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

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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?

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

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How many times do I put terramycin a day in human pink eye?

How many times do I put terramycin a day in human pink eye?

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

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Copious amounts of green eye boogers on eyelashes 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

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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?

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

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Can I put terramycin on my one month baby? He has a ball inside his eyelid is swollen and can barely Open his eye

Can I put terramycin on my one month baby? He has a ball inside his eyelid is swollen and can barely Open his eye

NO: Do not use terramycin in baby's eye. Have infant seen ASAP by a doctor. Eye lesion may require antibiotic medication by mouth or IV instead of eye drops due to young age. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Explain to me lennon sulphacetamide eye ointment hw it treat the eye?

Explain to me lennon sulphacetamide eye ointment hw it treat the eye?

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

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Can tetracycline skin ointment be used as an eye ointment?

Can tetracycline skin ointment be used as an eye ointment?

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

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I got triple antibiotic ointment in my eye--can this be harmful?

I got triple antibiotic ointment in my eye--can this be harmful?

Triple antibiotic: Thi s is for external use, not ophtalmic use
if it came in u eyes by mistake wash it, if u notice any side effect, see u pco. ...Read more

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Can I use a maximum strength triple antibiotic with pain relief ointment in my eye?

Can I use a maximum strength triple antibiotic with pain relief ointment in my eye?

Probably not: Unless the package is marked that it can be used in the eye, it is best not used for that purpose. There are plenty of eye products in pharmacies that have been cleared for eye use. ...Read more

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My vision is blurred when I put in antibiotic ointment. Can I rinse out with eye drops?

My vision is blurred when I put in antibiotic ointment. Can I rinse out with eye drops?

Ok: But you may be washing out the ointment and decreasing its effectiveness. Why not ask your ophthalmologist to switch you to a drop. ...Read more

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Can I use synthomycine 5% (chloramphenicol 5%) eye ointment for a stye? How do I use it?

Can I use synthomycine 5% (chloramphenicol 5%) eye ointment for a stye? How do I use it?

Not helpful: Topical antibiotics will not penetrate a stye. The best treatment for a stye is very warm compresses applied for 5 minutes every 2-3 hours while awake. This almost always gets rid of them. ...Read more

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Can I stop iteye problem by just using a tiny bit of neosporin antibiotic ointment in my eye and rubbing some around my eye?

Can I stop iteye problem by just using a tiny bit of neosporin antibiotic ointment in my eye and rubbing some around my eye?

Lubrication ?: You may just have dry eyes requiring artificial tears for relief. If you are really irritated and light sensitive, you may have scratched your cornea. Go see an ophthalmologist to rule our corneal abrasions and foreign objects in the eyes ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the blurryness of an eye ointment? I put on refresh pm last night and i wakeup and my eyes are still a bit blurry.

How can I get rid of the blurryness of an 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

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Is there a point in putting eye ointment in a newborn's eyes after a c-section?

State law for some: The acquisition of germs from the female genital tract that could cause eye damage led to this requirement in many states. Even a scheduled c-section has no guarantee that the fetal waters were not leaking before delivery permitting germs to ascend & cause germ transfer. Once acquired the germ may multiply & cause an unrecognized infection over days or weeks. ...Read more