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Is tobramycin prescribed for conjunctivitus?

Is tobramycin prescribed for conjunctivitus?

Most Viral: Viral infection on the inner part of the eyelid and thin moist "skin"covering the eyeball-called the conjunctiva is called "conjunctivitis." you infect your eye when you touch a surface (or person) with the virus and rub your eye-transfering the virus. Frequent hand washing helps prevent this. Sharing towels or pillows can also cause infection. Antibiotics don't work. Just time 7-14 days. ...Read more

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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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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

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Is tobrex (tobramycin) usual for allergic conjunctivitis?

Is tobrex (tobramycin) usual for allergic conjunctivitis?

No: This medication would be used for bacterial conjunctivitis which can be a secondary complication of allergic conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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Best eye drops for bacterial conjunctivitis?

Best eye drops for bacterial conjunctivitis?

None: All conjunctivitis, bacterial and viral, is self-limiting. This means that they will get better without treatment. The symptoms can be treated, and antibiotics may decrease the duration of infection in some cases. ...Read more

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Use tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) for a stye?

No: Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) contains Dexamethasone which reduces the eyelid's ability to fight the infection. Antibiotics are not needed to treat styes. They will usually resolve in a week with frequent hot soaks to the area. ...Read more

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Is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) effective for ears?

Is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) effective for ears?

Yes for an infection: It has an antibiotic and a steroid. Another one that is effective is ciprodex. ...Read more

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Can tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) cure "pink eye"?

Can tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) cure "pink eye"?

See an Eye MD: If the cause of your pink eye is bacterial, tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) may be a good choice. However unless you see an eye md to determine the cause, the steroid in tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) might make you worse. If the cause is herpes virus type i you will definitely get worse. See an eye md! ...Read more

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Is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) effective for eye dryiness problems?

Is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) effective for eye dryiness problems?

No: I don't recommend using an antibiotic-steroid preparation for dry eyes. The potential side effects of allergy, cataract, and elevated intraocular pressure are enough concern. More appropriate dry eye treatments: artificial tears, gels & ointments are effective. Warm compresses & lid massages, humidification of living environment; punctal plugs, restasis; fish oil infrequently--mild steroid. ...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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Could tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) cure "pink eye"?

Could tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) cure "pink eye"?

Yes: But can also make some "pink eye" conditions worse from the "dex" (dexamethasone = steroid) portion of the drop. A true bacterial "pink eye" only needs the antibiotic portion; in this case the tobramycin. ...Read more

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Is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) eye drops ototoxic?

Is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) eye drops ototoxic?

Not likely: In the usual dose for this eyedrop, there is little systemic absorption. In the sensitive, tobramycin can lead to ototoxicity but this occurs with high systemic dosage. ...Read more

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How effective is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) treating a chalazion?

How effective is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) treating a chalazion?

Not very: A chalazion is the cystic product of a stye which the body has surrounded with a wall. Tobrex (tobramycin) will not penetrate. You can try heat but if the lesion is obvious, large or bothersome , see your ophthalmologist for correction. ...Read more

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How effective is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) in treating chalazion?

How effective is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) in treating chalazion?

Minimal effect: Tobradex, (tobramycin and dexamethasone) a fine combination product of tobramycin and Dexamethasone for topical use on the eye, will not penetrate into a formed chalazion. This is a cystic wall around the products of inflammation from a previous stye. Heat application in a diligent manner may get rid of the chalazion but some have to be surgically removed in a minor office procedure. ...Read more

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Is garamycin (gentamicin) used for pink eye?

Is garamycin (gentamicin) used for pink eye?

Sometimes: Most pink eye is viral and garamycin (gentamicin), (gentamicin) a good anti bacterial, will have no positive effect. Sometimes it can be bacterial and garamycin (gentamicin) can be helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Tobramycin And Dexamethasone (Definition)

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Tobradex (Definition)

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