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Yesterday found out I have acute allergic conjunctivitis in my right eye. I was prescribed tobrex (tobramycin). Wondering when can I wear my contacts.?

24 hrs afte clearing. Tobrex (tobramycin) is for infection and not for an allergic reaction. It is also unusual for allergic reaction to involve just one eye. It is only prudent to make sure that your eye has completely recovered before wearing your contact lens again. Read more...
Wait. Tobrex (tobramycin) is an antibiotic used for bacterial eye infections. I recommend discontinuing contact lenses until your infection is resolved, usually 7-10 days. Now if you truly have an allergic conjunctivitis, then you are on the wrong medication. If you have goopy, sticky discharge and only have itchy watery eyes with scant stringy discharge, then i'd use otc zaditor™ twice daily for symptom control. Read more...

Is any of these substances Tobramycin or Dexamethasone suitable for treating conjunctivitis (allergic)?

Neither! Tobramycin is an antibiotic drop/ointment. Dexamethasone is a steroid. Neither will help allergic conjunctivitis. Call your eye doctor to get a prescription that will treat your eye allergies better. Plus, they can record this in your chart, so there's a record of it. . Read more...
Dexamethasone. Tobramycin is an antibiotic so it won't treat an allergic conjunctivitis ( treats bacterial). Ocular steroids can be used in the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis . Read more...

Are tobramycin drops or sulfacetamide sodium drops more effective in treating conjunctivitis?

Same. Both can be used to treat conjunctivitis, but ophthalmologist don't use these as often as primary care and emergency medicine providers. Read more...
Antibiotics. Antibiotics are selected based on their spectrum of bacterial infection coverage. The one that eradicates the infection is the correct antibiotic. An antibiotic can be selected more accurately if a culture is taken and the results of the culture can be used to tailor the correct antibiotic choice. Read more...