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Tobradex Ointment Side Effects
Inner ear eczema & otitis, ointment, drops (tobradex & burosol) are temp fixes. It's been going on for more than a year now. Need alternate suggestion?
Eczema of ear : You have to be patient with this condition. It takes a long time for this to heal. I usually write for triamcinalone cream 0.1 % and tell my patients to put it liberally on a qtip and twirl it in the ear canal and rub some on the flat part of the concha of the ear. It is a prescription so ask you family doctor for it. In two weeks you will be better. Only use for 2 wks then once a week after. ...Read more
Maybe: After the expiration date, the effectiveness diminishes. It is best not to use an expired medication. ...Read more
Blepharitis and dry eyes not going away. Have allergies and asthma. Experiencing symptoms for 10 months. Prescribed tobradex ointment and feel worser.
I had an eye infection, and my ophthalmologist prescribed both tobradex drops (both eyes) and ointment (affected eye). Is that an overkill?
Probably not: Eyedrops are in liquid and are effective for 1-2 hours until your natural tear flow removes them. Ointment is a nice adjunct for nighttime use as it coats the eye for many hours and therefore is effective while you sleep and do not have to awaken at 3 am to put in another eyedrop. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tobradex Ophthalmic Ointment given for eye rednes,swelling,oozing yellow,drynes-no bacterial infection found in skin scraping-why then give antibiotic?
Culture ?: Tobradex is a good treatment for severe redness caused by bacterial conjunctivitis, especially those caused by gram negative bacteria. If an eye scraping is done with culture and no bacteria are cultured, the irritation may be due to viral or allergic issues, that could be complicated by bacterial superinfection. Tobradex is a good 1st line, followed by specific therapy based on sensitivities ...Read more
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