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What is gentamicin sulfate ointment typically prescribed for?

What is gentamicin sulfate ointment typically prescribed for?

Gentamycin: This is an inexpensive topical skin antibiotic that is used to kill local skin infections. It might especially be used for a bacterial called pseudomonas. Antibiotic pills are often better. If used for staph bacteria, a cream called Mupirocin is a better alternative for many patients. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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How long do I wait for a chalazion to go away? I'm using prescribed gentamicin sulfate opthalmic solution, and have been doing so for about five days

How long do I wait for a chalazion  to go away? I'm using prescribed gentamicin sulfate opthalmic solution, and have been doing so for about five days

That won't work: Gentamicin is an antibiotic. A chalazion is a blocked gland and not an infection. The treatment is warm compresses as often as possible and if that doesn't work (it almost always does) surgery. ...Read more

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Can gentamicin sulfate ophthalmic solution USP be used for a stye?

Can gentamicin sulfate ophthalmic solution USP be used for a stye?

No,: A stye is not an infection. It is a plugged oil gland in the eye lid. Gentamicin is an antibiotic and will do nothing to treat it. Use warm compresses for 5 minutes frequently during the day instead. ...Read more

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Is gentamicin sulfate cream effective for cold sores?

Is gentamicin sulfate cream effective for cold sores?

No: Gentamicin is an antibiotic. It is only effective against certain types of bacteria. Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex 1 virus. Therefore, an antiviral type of medication is required ie Denavir cream or Valtrex (valacyclovir) tablets. Both require a prescription from your physician or dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Gentamicin (Definition)

Gentamicin is an anti-bacterial which is a kind ...Read more