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Tobrex Ocular Anti Bacterial
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have bacterial pink eye. I just started my antibiotic eye drops yesterday. It's called tobramycin ophthalmic. Can I drink alcohol while on the eye d?
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
Talk to your MD's: There are several antibiotics that can safely be taken by breastfeeding mothers. There is not one "best" antibiotic. The type of infection being treated will affect the choice of antibiotic. You can always call you baby's pediatrician to verify if a medicine is safe for the baby. ...Read more
Itchy Neck: Your neck can itch as a result of an allergic reaction to perfume, soaps, food, medication, cosmetics or jewelry, as well as insect bites, lice, sunburn, sunspots and even herpes zoster. In addition, skin conditions such as acne, eczema, tinea or impetigo can be the root of the problem. You must treat the cause so see a dermatologist. You could try hyrocortisone. ...Read more
99%: Purell is very effective. It is what many doctors use between seeing patients. ...Read more
I wash my feet in the shower before work with bacterial soap. Can I use dish soap on my feet which is anti bacterial?
Any soap: You can use whatever soap you want. Any soap is fine. ...Read more
Can using anti bacterial spray several times a week without the window open but in a room that is medium sized cause asthma?
Trigger vs cause: If you have or develop asthma, it is likely in your genes and that of other family members. It may show up in early childhood or later. There are a variety of triggers:weather changes, infections, environmental irritants. Chlorine gas will make everyone wheeze at the right dose. Any chemical spray could trigger an event. However, that does not give asthma to someone who does not have it. ...Read more
I have angular chelitis and have been cleaning the area with anti-bacterial soap and applying petroleum jelly. Will this help?
Angular Cheilitis: Treatment of angular cheilitis is usually undertaken with topical antifungals such as nystatin, clotrimazole, or econazole. Combinations of a topical antifungal and a topical steroid – such as mycostatin® and triamcinolone or iodoquinol and Hydrocortisone – may also be prescribed. In persistent cases, oral antifungals may be used to treat the condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer