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Uses Of Chlorsig Nose Eye Ointment
Hello! I was given chloramphenicol eye ointment for my eyes but on the package it says for external use only?
Not to be ingested: External use means outside to body and not to be ingested. Read the directions by the pharmacist it will say to be used in the eyes. ...Read more
Was prescribed antibiotic eye ointment that I have to use 4 times a day. Can I still wear eye make up while using this?
Probably: Most eye ointments have an expiration date about two years from time of purchase. Yours is almost certainly in that time frame if you got it three months ago. The date of expiration is found on the crimp at the bottom of the tube. ...Read more
Can I use TheraTears (sodium carboxymethylcellulose) and Systane eye ointment (mineral oil & white petrolatum) together?
Yes: The components of these products are soothing to the eye and do not interact or interfere with each other. ...Read more
Depends: Erythromycin is an effective anti-biotic which means it acts against bacteria. If your pink eye is viral, or due to some other cause, the Erythromycin might provide some degree of comfort but will not actually treat the condition. Your ophthalmologist can advise you about the cause of your eye redness. ...Read more
Probably: Most pink eye is due to a virus. If you are certain it is pink eye (conjunctivitis), and the vision is about normal, and there is no pus, and no pain, then you can use Erythromycin ointment which can provide some comfort while your immune system combats the virus. Generally it is applied as a line of ointment twice per day. If the condition persists see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
My 8 year old has eczema, she wakes up with a swollen eyes at times and constantly has sores in her noses, the doctor prescribed advantan ointment, is there something I can use for the sores in the nose and swollen eyes?
Technique: Looking in a mirror, pull your lower lid outward forming a cup. Place the ointment in that cup. Then pull your lower lid over the front of your eye and close your eyes to spread the ointment. You can also have someone assist you. It gets easier with practice. Good luck! ...Read more
Nothing: Nothing unless you are allergic to it. You can use artificial tears to rinse and lubricate. If the eye becomes swollen or any other systemic side affects appear then see er or doctor immediately. Most likely will cause no harm or do nothing except possibly cause blurred vision until it washes away. ...Read more
As an Antibiotic: As far as I know lennon sulfacetamide is a branof of sodium sulfacetamide in south africa. This is a bacteriostatic antibiotic. We rarely used it alone. We usually use the blephamide combination which has the sulfacetamide 10% plus 0.125% prednisolone. The combination is very good in controlling meibomian gland inflammation, the sulfacetamide keeps the bacteria controlled. ...Read more
No: Eye ointments usually are very narrow range of acidity or less likely to hurt really bad when placed in eye. Skin ointments are more crude and not made to put in eyes. ...Read more
How can I get rid of the blurryness of a eye ointment? I put on refresh pm last night and I wakeup and my eyes are still a bit blurry.
Use less or avoid: Any ointment causes blurriness. You may be suing too much: just a bit will do. If blurriness persists stop using the ointment and stick to long lasting eye drops such as Restasis regularly. ...Read more
Warm Compresses: A stye, or chalazion, is an obstructed or infected oil gland of the eyelid. Use of warm compresses (a wash rag soaked in warm water) held over the closed eye for 10 minutes a few times a day will usually help the stye to resolve. Sometimes antibiotic eye ointment and less commonly oral antibiotics can help as well. If the stye has been there chronically (months), surgical drainage may be needed. ...Read more
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