Use tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) for a stye?

No. Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) contains Dexamethasone which reduces the eyelid's ability to fight the infection. Antibiotics are not needed to treat styes. They will usually resolve in a week with frequent hot soaks to the area.

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Plz, can we use tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) for children?

Yes, . The dex part of tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) , is a steroid. Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is not indicated for bacterial infection. Read more...
Not a good idea. If you are thinking of using leftover med for your kid, it is not a good idea. If your kid has pinkeye, I would at least consult with his/her doc. Instillation of this steroid/abx drop in some cases can allow a viral infection by the herpes virus to cause long term damage. Read more...

How effective is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) for a chalazion?

Part of treatment. Use of tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is a combination of antibiotic and steroid which helps treat infection portion of sty and manage inflammation. This plus adequate drainage is often effective. You should see a local opthalmologist to manage. Prolonged use of tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is not recommended due to risk of fungal infections, etc in the eye. Read more...

How many times a day do you use tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) for pink eye?

Won't help. Pink eye is almost always viral, in which case tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) (which is an antibiotic/steroid combination) won't help. If it's truly pink eye, just use artificial tears and wait it out. And wash your hands a lot. Read more...

Diagn by ophthalmologist with viral conjunctivitus; He prescribed Maxitrol, been using Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) for 5 days (still V red).eithr bad? Much controvrsy?! help

Don't use both. Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) has an antibiotic and steroid in it, and Maxitrol is a steroid, so you're overkilling with steroids, and they can increase intraocular pressure. So follow your eye doctor's lead. Call him/her if it's not working well. Use lubricating drops (nonpreservative), stop doing computer work while your eyes are healing, as it will increase redness, reduce blink reflex, and take longer to heal. Read more...
Get it rechecked. Both medications have antibiotics and steroid. He may have justification of prescribing more of the same. Read more...

What does tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) antibiotic do?

2 things. Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is an antibiotic / steroid combination and is good for conditions where you have both a bacterial infection and inflammation. Or it can be used to treat inflammation and prevent an infection. The steroid part does have potential side effects (glaucoma, cataracts, etc) so use with caution. Read more...