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Tobramycin For Infant
Can a four month old baby use gentamycin and dexamethasone eye drops for his itchy eyes prescribed by an opthalmo;ogist?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tobramycin ophthalmic solution eye drops, is it safe to use while breastfeeding? And also is it safe for ten month old baby to use?
Yes, and yes: it is a prescription medicine, so don't use it unless prescribed, best wishes ...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
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
Yes.: Garamycin (gentamicin) is an acceptable front-line treatment for "pink eye" (conjunctivitis); however, as there is a lot of emerging resistance to some of these types of eye drops/ointments, if your toddler is not getting better after a couple of days, time to see your pediatrician for diagnosis and switch to more broad spectrum eye drops. ...Read more
Probably yes: Tobramycin ophthalmic solution 0.3% is a fairly common eye drop, or at least used to be. If it is a veterinary preparation, it should probably not be used in humans. That said, it is probably the same drop. In general, it is not a good idea to self diagnose and treat. Please see an competent eye care professional, and get an evaluation! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Not a good idea: If you are thinking of using leftover med for your kid, it is not a good idea. If your kid has pinkeye, I would at least consult with his/her doc. Instillation of this steroid/abx drop in some cases can allow a viral infection by the herpes virus to cause long term damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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