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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Bacterial infection of the skin.Get a more detailed answer ›
Eye infection: This is a commonly used combination when infection of the eyes is suspected or infection of the lids (blepharitis) is detected. It is an effective combination, now in less expensive generic formulation, and useful for appropriate cases. Your ophthalmologist can determine if this is likely to help. ...Read more
Not usually: Antibiotics are generally ineffective for treatment of stye or chalazion, which are caused by blockage of oil ducts, not by infection. The best treatment for stye is warm compresses and lid scrubs with baby shampoo to unblock the oil gland and allow it to drain. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What is the equivalent for fluocinolone acetonide, polymyxin b sulfate, and neomycin sulfate here in the usa?
No difference: The same 3 agents are available under the same names. ...Read more
Amoxicillin: Amoxicillin is a penicillin derivative antibiotic. Some bacteria manufacture enzymes called beta-lactamases and the addition of clavulanate to the amox blocks this enzyme from destroying the penicillin. This drug is active against many different bacteria, and often used for upper respiratory tract or urinary tract infections, but may be of value in others. Discuss with the person who prescribed. ...Read more
2 things: Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) (which is tobramyecin and Dexamethasone combined) is an antibiotic / steroid combination. It is used to treat infections and associated inflammation (eg certain corneal infiltrates) or it can be used to treat inflammation only and prevent a secondary infection (pingueculitis, episcleritis etc). ...Read more
Iron overdose: Usually, an excessive one-time dose of iron washes through your intestines and doesn't cause any side effects other than nausea, vomitina, and diarrhea. Too much iron over many months can cause iron build-up in your body and may require chelation therapy. You need to visit your healthcare provider and get appropriate testing depending on how much iron you have taken. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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