Which infections do doctors use nebcin (tobramycin) for?

Many types. Nebcin is a brand name for tobramycin, an antibiotic of the aminoglycosides class. It is used for many different types of infections caused by various organisms. It only comes in an IV form so it is normally used in serious infections.

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Is it safe for a patient with leukaemia be given tobramycin, even if they get an infection?

Yes. Tobramycin might be given to leukemic patients with chemotherapy induced lack of white blood cells and fever. It is only used if a patient is felt to have an inf. Other antibiotics are usually used in this situation as they are less likely to be toxic to the kidneys than tobramycin. For pseudomonas infection in a leukemic patient tobramycin would frequently be used along with another antibiotic. Read more...
Eye drop blood effec. Not likely going to be a concern in ointment for the eye infections. Drops can track through to the nose when instilled in the eye and thus give exposure to the lekic but short. Course usually required of eye infections not likely a problem. Punctual occlusion after drop placement can also help reduce systemic exposure. Read more...

Could a patient with leukaemia be given tobramycin for any reason, even if they get an infection?

Yes. Tobramycin is an antibiotic and is used for infection. People with leukemia are at a higher risk of infection either due to chemotherapy or immune cells that are ineffective. They are sometimes given antibiotics prophylactically. This is not my specialty so I am not sure of the indications for these antibiotics or which ones are used. Read more...

I have had an eye infection with stringy muscus, have used ciprofloxin, alex, lastacraft, and tobramycin, have had no relief. What should I do now.

Get another opinion. When the eye is irritated, it makes mucous. Why your eye is irritated can be discovered by an ophthalmologist. Read more...
See eye doc. See ophthalmologist. May need more steroid drops. There is a syndrome called mucous fishing syndrome where patients remove stringy mucous from their eyes every day and creates viscious cycle of mucous production. Read more...