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What is better for bacterial conjunctivitis? Zylet, tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone)?

What is better for bacterial conjunctivitis? Zylet, tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone)?

Depends: Zylet and tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) are very similar they both have an antibiotic - tobramycin and a steroid. Zylet has a milder steroid than tobramycin. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes tiny blood vessels to dilate, thus leading to a ...Read more


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Bacterial conjunctivitis cure?

Bacterial conjunctivitis cure?

A few things: Your own immune system, flushing the eye with eye saline and antibiotics. ...Read more

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Does bacterial conjunctivitis go on its own?

Does bacterial conjunctivitis go on its own?

Usually: Bacterial conjunctivitis goes away in a few days on it's own. In england, as a rule, they do not treat common conjunctivitis because it is difficult to distinguish bacterial from viral conjunctivitis & both almost always go away on their own. Their reasoning is that the cost of the preparations used for treatment outweighs the benefits. That said, treatment may hasten recovery & limit spread. ...Read more

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What is the organism of bacterial conjunctivitis?

What is the organism of bacterial conjunctivitis?

Many: Staph. Aureus, strep. Pneumonae, and hemophilus influenza are the most common bacterial pathogens. Others include moraxella sp., corynebacterium diphtheriae, neisseria sp. And enteric gram negative bacilli. ...Read more

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Does / can bacterial conjunctivitis cause a fever?

Does / can bacterial conjunctivitis cause a fever?

Yes but becareful: Many things cause fevers and fewer things cause conjunctivitis. A viral infection causing the fever with secondary bacterial conjunctivitis is possible. These need to be examined with a high level of suspicion. Miss-diagnosis of conjunctivitis is common amongst the non-eye docs and the ensuing complications could be detrimental. Please see an eye doctor if you have this problem. ...Read more

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Can oral keflex be used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis?

Can oral keflex be used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis?

Probably yes, but...: Bacterial conjunctivitis normally is treated with antibiotic eyedrops, doesn't usually need antibiotics by mouth. Also most conjunctivitis is viral, not bacterial, and will not respond to any antibiotic. If your doctor prescribed cephalexain (Keflex), take it as directed. If you are diagnosing and/or treating yourself, e.g. with leftover medication, don't do it; see your doctor first. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I get antibiotic for bacterial conjunctivitis over the phone?

Can I get antibiotic for bacterial conjunctivitis over the phone?

Depends on your doc: It's taking a chance diagnosing over the phone. You could get it wrong and treat it improperly. If your doctor has seen you for this multiple times and your symptoms are exactly the same then they may consider it. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bacterial conjunctivitis how serious is this infection?

What to do if I have bacterial conjunctivitis how serious is this infection?

Antibiotics: Bacterial conjunctivitis should be treated with topical antibiotic eye drops. Often treatment is empiric with a broad spectrum drop. If the conjunctivitis is not responding to treatment quickly then culture and sensitivity testing is indicated. Warm compresses may provide increased comfort and help with removal of dried exudate or discharge. ...Read more

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What is the difference between viral conjunctivitis and bacterial conjunctivitis?

What is the difference between viral conjunctivitis and bacterial conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis: Viral conjunctivitis often involves both eyes and does not improve with oral or topical antibiotics. Bacterial forms usually starts in one eye, is associated with thick colored eye discharge and is treated with antibacterial eye drops or ointments ...Read more

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What is better for bacterial conjunctivitis -- zylet or tobra with dexamethasone?

What is better for bacterial conjunctivitis -- zylet or tobra with dexamethasone?

Equivalent: These are combination drops with tobramycin, an effective antibiotic, combined with either Dexamethasone or Lotemax (loteprednol) - both effective topical anti-inflammatory steroids. Any condition for which one is useful, will be handled by the other. The makers of Lotemax (loteprednol) claim a lower incidence of pressure elevation, but these drops are for short term use and pressure is not likely to be a problem. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have bacterial conjunctivitis how serious is this infection?

What should I do if I have bacterial conjunctivitis how serious is this infection?

Conjunctivitis: Relatively benign condition which usually responds within a week to 10 days with an eye drop. Should be examined by ophthalmologist to make sure that there is not an associated corneal problem like a keratitis or corneal ulceration. If an associated sore throat or swollen glands are present, that problem should also be addressed. ...Read more

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In what way can bacterial conjunctivitis be spread other than through sexual contact?

In what way can bacterial conjunctivitis be spread other than through sexual contact?

Not sexual: Bacterial conjunctivitis is not spread by sexual means. It is spread by touch. The person with it touches his eye, then touches a grocery cart, you touch the grocery cart then your eye and you have it. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between viral conjunctivitis and bacterial conjunctivitis?

Please advise what is the difference between viral conjunctivitis and bacterial conjunctivitis?

Bacterial: In general, bacterial conjunctivitis will present with purulent discharge that occurs at the lid margins and in the corner of the eye. The discharge is generally thick and yellow/green/white. ...Read more

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What to do if I I caught conjunctivitis from my place of work about a month agokeep crying. Can bacterial conjunctivitis develop into allergic conjunctivitis?

EKC: You may want to check out the possibility that you have EKC (Epidemic Kerato conjunctivitis). This condition may result is very difficult management in the best of hands ...Read more

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Which is more common: viral or bacterial conjunctivitis?

Which is more common: viral or bacterial conjunctivitis?

Viral: Is easily the most common and that is why antibiotics are rarely necessary for conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of viral and bacterial conjunctivitis?

See below: Both present with redness, discharge, and irritation. Viral are more common and often come with other upper respiratory infections. Bacterial can occur from excess growth of skin bacteria and poor eyelid hygiene. Other common causes are chronic contact lens overwear, chronic allergic conjunctivitis, and swimming in contaminated waters. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have a viral or bacterial conjunctivitis?

Sometimes difficult: Bacterial and viral conjunctivitis can be difficult to distinguish. Viral are more common, are usually bilateral, and typically come along with a cold or other respiratory infection. Bacteria can and do become secondary agents in viral conjunctivitis. Pure bacterial conjunctivitis are usually unilateral and are commonly associated with poor eyelid hygiene and overgrowth of skin organisms. ...Read more

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What is the difference between viral or bacterial conjunctivitis?

Source of infection: One is caused by any of a number or viruses, the other is caused by any of a number of bacteria. Bacterial conjunctivitis responds to antibiotics, viral does not. Bacterial conjunctivitis results in copious discharge, viral results in scant discharge. ...Read more

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Could bacterial conjunctivitis develop into allergic conjunctivitis?

No: Bacterial conjunctivits cannot develop into allergic conjunctivits. However, both problems can exist simultaneously. It is possible to have the bacterial conjunctivitis resolve and the allergies continue. Also, if no culture was done of the stuff from your eye, it is possible that you never had a bacterial conjunctivits and that it was allergies all the time. ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes bacterial conjunctivitis?

Many things: Injury, hygiene, surface bacteria on the skin, extremely contagious bacteria and sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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I have bacterial conjunctivitis and my vision is blurry in the morning?

I have bacterial conjunctivitis and my vision is blurry in the morning?

Typical: The mucous/pus that's built up on the surface of your eye will cause this. Once you wake up and wash it out or blink it out a few times it should improve. Continue your treatment from your doctor and if the blurriness doesn't go away, get rechecked. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as allergic conjunctivitis and not bacterial conjunctivitis?

Is there such thing as allergic conjunctivitis and not bacterial conjunctivitis?

Absolutely!: Allergic conjunctivitis is very common, especially now in spring. Itching, red, burning associated with pollen, animals, dust, mold. Responds to allergy eyedrops, antihistamine pills. Viral conj. (pinkeye) also common, very contagious. Bacterial eyedrops, often required by administrators for return to school for red eyed kids, do nothing for these; only the rare case of bacterial conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Tobramycin And Dexamethasone (Definition)

Tobramycin|dexamethasone is an ocular antibiotic-corticosteroid combination which is a ...Read more