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Doctor insights on: Tobramycin Sulfacetamide Treating Conjunctivitis

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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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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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Can I safely use Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) suspension instead if Alrex for a mild case of allergic conjunctivitis?

Avoid steroids: Tobradex and Alrex have steroids and should be reserved for use under supervision by an ophthalmologist because of potential side effects. Pataday and Lastacaft (alcaftadine) are safer and effective choices. ...Read more

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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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Yesterday found out I have acute allergic conjunctivitis in my right eye. I was prescribed tobrex (tobramycin). Wondering when can I wear my contacts. ?

Yesterday found out I have acute allergic conjunctivitis in my right eye. I was prescribed tobrex (tobramycin). Wondering when can I wear my contacts.  ?

Wait: Tobrex (tobramycin) is an antibiotic used for bacterial eye infections. I recommend discontinuing contact lenses until your infection is resolved, usually 7-10 days. Now if you truly have an allergic conjunctivitis, then you are on the wrong medication. If you have goopy, sticky discharge and only have itchy watery eyes with scant stringy discharge, then i'd use otc zaditor™ twice daily for symptom control. ...Read more

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Conjunctivitis re Sinus infection. Tobramycin drops & Keflex 1 1/2 days now. Time Eyes contagious? Threw out makeup. Don't want to contaminate new.

Conjunctivitis: Did your MD say if it was viral, bacterial? Can you send a photo? Consult with us to determine if you need further evaluation. More info at cremersmd@blogspot.com ...Read more

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MINOR Bacterial Conjunctivitis re Sinus infection. Tobramycin & Keflex 2 1/2 days. Eye's all clear, no gunk. Still contagious? Want to use new makeup

MINOR Bacterial Conjunctivitis re Sinus infection. Tobramycin & Keflex 2 1/2 days. Eye's all clear, no gunk. Still contagious? Want to use new makeup

OK if eye is clear.: It is a good idea to use all new make up products that are close to your eye, as they may have been the source of infection, or were contaminated when you developed an infection. For bacterial illness, 36-48 hours on Meds is a good guideline for reduction in contagion. ...Read more

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Tobramycin still the best for conjunctivitus?

Not usually: Most conjunctivitis is caused by an infectious viral agent (s) which is unaffected by tobramycin which is an anti-bacterial. See your ophthalmologist to confirm the diagnosis, make sure it is not something else, and for recommendations for treatment. ...Read more

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My one and half month old has allergic conjuctivitis, can I use tobrex (tobramycin) to treat?

No: Do not use any medications for your baby that are not prescribed for your baby for that specific thing. For now use a cool washcloth to remove any drainage and take your baby in to her doctor for evaluation. It is unlikely that what she has is allergic at her age. ...Read more

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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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Need to know is tobramycin dexameth ophth susp used to treat pink eye?

Need to know is tobramycin dexameth ophth susp used to treat pink eye?

Not if viral: The trade name is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) can be used to treat some forms of conjunctivitis. "pink eye" is lay term for viral conjunctivitis. Tobramycin is an antibacterial so typically will not treat viral infections. Dexamethasone is a steroid which has an anti inflammatory effect and can help with redness and pain. If pink eye is the diagnosis it's best to use artificial tears and cool compresses. ...Read more

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How long do symptoms of pink eye take to disappear on tobramycin?

How long do symptoms of pink eye take to disappear on tobramycin?

Few days: Few days to a week. But since most pink eye are due to virus, the tobramycin wont help, and it can last a week or so. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Chung
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