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I hv severe dryeyes, feel gritty/scratchy all the time. Did schirmers test, doctor said its not dry. Artificialtears, terramycin/fluometholon=no use.
Allergies: The schirmer's test is a good test to rule out out dry eye as the diagnosis, but not to further explore the cause. The next most likely diagnoses include allergy, infection, or foreign body. If your symptoms are in both eyes, foreign body is unlikely. Treating for a presumed infection with the drops prescribed made sense. I would suggest a trial of an anti allergy drop like "opcon-a". ...Read more
I was bitten by completely vaccinated dog, the wound is not deep and is surrounded by bruise, I put terramycin immediately after washing it, am I okay?
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
No: The best treatment for this is to put a wash cloth under very warm (not hot) water and hold it over the lid. Do this for 5 minutes at a time and 5 times per day. Terramycin will not penetrate a stye; antibiotics are not useful to treat a stye. ...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
Usually yes: This is commonly used for eyelid infection. You may have to change antibiotics ff it does not clear up. ...Read more
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
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
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 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
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
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more