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Vancomyacin and tobramycin treat what kind of bacteria?

Vancomyacin and tobramycin treat what kind of bacteria?

Gram pos.and neg: Vancomycin treats gram positive infections such as staphylococcal and streptococcal infections including mrsa. Tobramycin treats gram negative infections such as e. Coli, klebsiella, pseudomonas etc. ...Read more

Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...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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Using tobramycin for recurrent blepharitis. Do I have resistant bacteria? Should I wash face, eyes with antiseptic?

Unlikely: Tobramycin is not usually prescribed alone for blepharitis, it is usually given in conjunction with the steroid dexamethasone. This combination is used to treat acute inflammation from blepharitis but the main-stay treatment is good lid hygiene. You do not need to use antiseptic, baby shampoo will work well. Wash your hands and clean the eyelid margin twice a day with the shampoo. ...Read more

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Son is 17 mos, prescribed tobramycin for bacterial pink eye. My 9 wk old son has it despite all my precautions! can he also use the drops?

Son is 17 mos, prescribed tobramycin for bacterial pink eye. My 9 wk old son has it despite all my precautions! can he also use the drops?

Depends: Assuming your 9 wk old is not allergic to the medication he should be treated adequately. It is important to determine if his "pink" eye is truly infectious. Allergies and tear duct blockages can cause a "pink" eye. You would not want to administer inappropriate medication if another cause is present. ...Read more

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Eye infection not cleared up after tx with tobramycin for 7days,3X/ day. Does this mean it's viral not bacterial. I have no allergies.

Eye infection not cleared up after tx with tobramycin for 7days,3X/ day. Does this mean it's viral not bacterial. I have no allergies.

Treatment failure: Symptoms of an illness that will respond to a particular antibiotic usually start to improve within 3-4 days if the appropriate antibiotic was prescribed, and they were taken as directed. Relapse or persistence of symptoms is generally regarded as a treatment failure or inaccuracy of the original diagnosis (i.e. viral not bacterial). ...Read more

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Have a bacterial infection in eyes using tobrex (tobramycin) n ofloxacin been 8-10 days n eyes r still swollen, watering, n sticky ? What up?

Have a bacterial infection in eyes using tobrex (tobramycin) n ofloxacin been 8-10 days  n eyes r still swollen, watering, n sticky ? What up?

Maybe not bacteria: It may be that you do not have a bacterial infection, as 10 days of treatment with those drugs should have cleared it up. Symptoms can be related to viral infection or other causes. Its time to go back to your eye doctor for a follow-up visit or seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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I had a bacterial eye infection that was treated by tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone). Was this a contagious infection?

I had a bacterial eye infection that was treated by tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone). Was this a contagious infection?

Possibly yes.: It is possible that it could have been contagious, but since it is resolved this should not be am issue unless it returns. ...Read more

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5th day of red eye-conjunctavitis...What is best solution ...Evidently tobramycin may not be ..Depending on viral or bacterial infection.Strong antibi?

5th day of red eye-conjunctavitis...What is best solution ...Evidently tobramycin may not be ..Depending on viral or bacterial infection.Strong antibi?

You might : Be suffering from allergic or viral conjunctivitis, that is why tobramycin is not working. Use zaditor (ketotifen) instead. It is now available over the counter (used to be a prescription). See your doctor asap if with eye pain, swelling, purplish discoloration / redness around your eyes .You may also take Claritin , allegra, zyrtec or any antihistamines of your choice along with eyedrops. ...Read more

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Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) Ophthalmic Ointment given for eye rednes,swelling,oozing yellow,drynes-no bacterial infection found in skin scraping-why then give antibiotic?

Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) Ophthalmic Ointment given for eye rednes,swelling,oozing yellow,drynes-no bacterial infection found in skin scraping-why then give antibiotic?

Culture ?: Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is a good treatment for severe redness caused by bacterial conjunctivitis, especially those caused by gram negative bacteria. If an eye scraping is done with culture and no bacteria are cultured, the irritation may be due to viral or allergic issues, that could be complicated by bacterial superinfection. Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is a good 1st line, followed by specific therapy based on sensitivities ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Chung
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Tobramycin (Definition)

This is an antibiotic of the aminoglycoside family, it is particularly effective ...Read more


Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Tobrex (Definition)

Tobrex is an ocular anti-bacterial which is a ...Read more