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Should i wash the stye after it popped? What should i do? I have tobradex ointment

Should i wash the stye after it popped? What should i do? I have tobradex ointment

Stye: Yes, keep up warm compresses, use diluted Tea Tree Oil (see cremersmd@blogspot.com) for instructions or Avenova spray & Tobradex ointment at night time for 5-7 more nights at bedtime. ...Read more

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How effective is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone)?

How effective is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone)?

Effective: To eased is a good medicine with good effectiveness but it depends on the diagnosis being treated. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone)?

Please describe the medication: tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone)?

Combination: Combination of the antibiotic tobramycin and the steroid dexamethasone. This drug is used for many infectious and inflammatory eye conditions. ...Read more

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What to do if i unintentionally overdosed on tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone)?

Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone): Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) has a steroid - and the main risk is elevated eye pressure. Please see your eye doctor to have your eye pressure checked. ...Read more

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What is tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic suspension for?

2 things: Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) (which is tobramyecin and Dexamethasone combined) is an antibiotic / steroid combination. It is used to treat infections and associated inflammation (eg certain corneal infiltrates) or it can be used to treat inflammation only and prevent a secondary infection (pingueculitis, episcleritis etc). ...Read more

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I have a small stye that has formed on my lower lid. Can I use tobradex (along with warm compress) to heal quicker?

I have a small stye that has formed on my lower lid. Can I use tobradex (along with warm compress) to heal quicker?

Not helpful: Very warm (not hot) compresses applied 5 times per day for 5 minutes each time is the best option. Tobradex cannot penetrate a stye as it is sealed off from the outside. ...Read more

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

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

Part of treatment: Use of tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is a combination of antibiotic and steroid which helps treat infection portion of sty and manage inflammation. This plus adequate drainage is often effective. You should see a local opthalmologist to manage. Prolonged use of tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is not recommended due to risk of fungal infections, etc in the eye. ...Read more

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Is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) effective in treating a chalazion?

Is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) effective in treating a chalazion?

No: More effective treatment is warm soaks 3-4 times per day. If this does not work in a few weeks, then it will need to be surgically treated. There is no ointment that has any significant effect on a chalazion. ...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 useful is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) in treating a chalazion?

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

Tobradex/ chalazions: Chalazions while not an inflection, are an inflammation, which the Dexamethasone in tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is a help. The tobramycin in tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone), prevents secondary infection in the area of the chalazion concern is prolonged use, may cause a temprary elevation of the eye pressure (glaucoma) in some individuals....Use as directed. ...Read more

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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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What are reasons why tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) topical eyedrops are so expensive?

No reason: The pricing in the pharmaceutical industry defies logic. Most, in my opinion are way too overpriced and Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is one of those. The pharmaceutical companies are major contributors to political campaigns and have insulated themselves from scrutiny. ...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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Has anyone used tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) while pregnant?

Has anyone used tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) while pregnant?

Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone): Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is a pregnancy category c. This means animal studies show adverse fetal effect(s) but no controlled human studies or no animal or human studies; weigh possible fetal risk vs. Maternal benefit. Do not take the chance of taking the medication while pregnant. ...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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