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Can I use gentamicin for a stye?

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Dr. Young Choi
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Stye

Gentamycin would not be my choice for a stye.
Good lid hygiene and warm compresses would be a good start. See your ophthalmologist for further evaluation.

In brief: Stye

Gentamycin would not be my choice for a stye.
Good lid hygiene and warm compresses would be a good start. See your ophthalmologist for further evaluation.
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Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes

Gentamycin ophthalmic solution or ointment can be used for a stye.
Keep in mind there is a high instance of allergy to this drug about 30% so after a few days the eye can get red. Some styes resolve with just warm soaks, some need addition of topical steroids, some need to be treated surgically.

In brief: Yes

Gentamycin ophthalmic solution or ointment can be used for a stye.
Keep in mind there is a high instance of allergy to this drug about 30% so after a few days the eye can get red. Some styes resolve with just warm soaks, some need addition of topical steroids, some need to be treated surgically.
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