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Does polymyxin b trimethoprim cure a stye?

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Dr. Gary Hirshfield
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

A stye is usually not an infection but a tender swelling of a gland in the eyelid.
Also called a chalazion. The treatment is warm compresses and sometimes injection or excision with surgery. Drops and ointments don't much but occasionally i would use a topical antibiotic but it would not be polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim).

In brief: No

A stye is usually not an infection but a tender swelling of a gland in the eyelid.
Also called a chalazion. The treatment is warm compresses and sometimes injection or excision with surgery. Drops and ointments don't much but occasionally i would use a topical antibiotic but it would not be polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim).
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Dr. Harold Ballitch
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Probably not

Best treatment for a stye is warm moist compresses and typically oral antibiotics.
Topical antibiotics can sometimes be helpful but Polymyxin B trimethaprim is bacteriostatic and has poor penetration.

In brief: Probably not

Best treatment for a stye is warm moist compresses and typically oral antibiotics.
Topical antibiotics can sometimes be helpful but Polymyxin B trimethaprim is bacteriostatic and has poor penetration.
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