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Triple Antibiotic Ointment?
Bacitracin Zinc
Neomycin sulfate
Polymyxin B sulfate
Is there any Anti-fungle component here?
JAMES
07/30/06
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  NO....anti-bacterial only and normally for skin infections. Antifungals are things like Tinactin or al ot of other over the counter types for jock itch, female vaginal infections, yeast infections.
Sassy OLD Broad
07/30/06
Should I use neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates for my ear?
5 years agoI had surgery for a hole in the ear drum. They closed the hole but now 5yrs later my ear starting to hurt and I couldn't sleep. So I visited my doctor and he said I have a ear infection and he gave me neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates drops. Should I use the drops and if yes do they burn or hurt? I am a pain f
Gary Roberts
07/30/11
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Can i use this instead of neosporin?
I cut offs skin tag and iI want to put neosporin on it but we dont hve any. I looked around the house and found something called fougera and it says "triple antibiotic ointment (neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates and bacitracin zinc ointment USO) uses: first aid to help prevent infection in minor cuts,scrapes, Burns" sounds like I can use it right?
istillx3him
06/30/11
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  you should be fine
Jessica A
06/30/11
Question about ear drops called neomycin and polymyxin B sulfates and hydrocortisone?
I went to the doctor because I had a blind pimple in my ear but wanted to make sure there was no infection.... The nurse noticed a little swelling and ear wax build up.... The nurse gave me neomycin and polymyxin B sulfates and hydrocortisone ear drops.... My ear was fine until I used the drops.... I used the first drops last night at 10:00 p.m. and my ear has been blocked since... It feels like there could be water in there and I have done everything to get it out...

My question is has this happened to anyone?? Is this normal with ear drops??? Any more suggestions on how to get the water out and this blockage to go away??? I can't hear out of my ear
fun11
09/28/08
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  yes, its normal but if you still feel that blocking after few hours then please do consult that nurse again.
in the mean time just clean slowly your ears with ear bud to absorb that liquid.
Gooden G
09/29/08
Antibiotics.?
I'm uncircumcised, and I sort of over masturbated, and since I don't use lubricant, the skin of the penis became irritated and starting peeling off. So now I'm using "Triple Aintibiotic Ointment" on it to prevent infection. (Polymyxin B sulfate - Bacitracin Zinc - Neomycin Sulfate)
What would happen if I left the antibiotic ointment on for extended periods of time? Like if I went to sleep with it, would anything harmful or negative happen? How often should I "renew" the ointment?

Thanks for your answers.
Gdkshhgj G
04/01/08
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  no ,just as long as you wash yourself down there and keep it clean, and use the med afterward don't keep it on any longer than over night wash and put med on,it should be find ,but if any swelling ,red and painful you need to see your Dr,
sexy
04/01/08
Which diseases are resistant to Cephalosporin, griseofulvin,Bacitracin, and Polymyxin B?
wannadie458
04/25/06
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  You are asking about antibiotics (cephalosporins, bacitracin, polymyxin B) and antimycotics (griseofulvin). Actually, any germ can develop resistance to any antibiotic treatment. Plus, cephalosporins is a group of antibiotics, with 4 generations and each generation differs in efficacy against bacteria.
czdoc
04/25/06
what is neomycin and polymyxin B sulfates and hydrocortisone?
what is normal dosage and what is it used for?
Robin P
09/30/06
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  Neomycin and Polymixin B sulfates are OTC topical antibiotics; hydrocortisone is an OTC antinflammatory. These medications are often found together in cream and/or unguent form. They are used to prevent infection in minor cuts, abrasions, superficial burns, insect bites, etc. They are to be applied to the affected area 2-to-3 times a day; if condition doesn't improve within 5 days or seems to get worse, you should discontinue use and consult a physician.
la_nena_sabe...
09/30/06
eomycin and polymyxin b sulfates?
5 years agoI had surgery for a hole in the ear drum. They closed the hole but now 5yrs later my ear starting to hurt and I couldn't sleep. So I visited my doctor and he said I have a ear infection and he gave me neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates drops. Should I use the drops and if yes do they burn or hurt? I am a pain f
Gary Roberts
07/29/11
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Can i use Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Hydro Otic solution if im am allergic to e-mycin?
Concerned Mother
10/11/06
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  DEFINATLY NO, AS ERYTHROMYCINE AND NEOMYCIN ARE DRUGS OF SAME GROUP. IF PATIENT IS ALLERGIC TO ONE DRUG THERE ARE HIGH CHANCES THAT HE WILL BE ALLERGIC TO OTHER DRUGS OF SAME CLASS.
IM DOCTOR
dr sachpw
10/11/06
neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates and hydrocortisone otic suspension?
Can this be used as a medicine for pink eye?
Alex
02/01/10
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  No, the "otic" part means it's intended for your ear (to treat an ear infection). Don't use this in your eye.

Neomycin and polymyxin B sulfates are antibiotics. Hydrocortisone is a corticosteroid anti-inflammatory.

If you have conjunctivitis (pinkeye) it's best to see a physician and get an optic (eye) solution.
july
02/01/10
shelf life of neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates and hydrocortisone otic suspension usp?
tony k
01/11/07
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  The actual expiration date should be printed on the bottle. That expiration date is for an unopened bottle. Once the bottle seal has been opened, the contents are no longer sterile and have been exposed to the environment, which over time leads to deterioration and decreased effectiveness.

Each state's pharmacy board determines whether a discard date is required on the prescription label. Most states mandate 1 year (or less). This is an arbitary date although it is based on studies that have shown that regardless of storage conditions most drugs will still be potent after one year. However, this is for the most stable dosage forms, tablets and capsules. Sterile ear or eye drops are less stable once opened and some manufacturers suggest discarding 3 to 6 months after opening.

Hope this helps.

Rick the pharmacist
Rickydotcom
01/11/07
PLEASE HELP!!! I RLY NEED ADVICE!!!!!?
I think I a penis foreskin condition called Balanitis! (I think)
according to this -->
http://www.steadyhealth.com/foreskin_burn_t67008.html
foreskin dryness, red burn areas under foreskin, flaking genitals. Now I bought a med, for my chappy lips seems to be more or less same symptoms(like eczema). Life brand Antibiotic Ointment Bacitracin Zinc and Polymyxin B sulfate ointment USP (Prvents infection&aids healing of minor cuts, scrapes & burns) Each gram contains Bacitracin Zinc 500 units and Polymyxin B Sulfate 10,000 units. Also contains white petrolatum.I tried some (very little on a small area) yesterday night and it seemed to work for a few hours(put I put very little so yea). No secondary effects. Should I continue using this med? yes I know I have to see a doc but its sunday and appointment takes 1 week to get, I need relief. so by that time I get the appointment itll be monday next.

ONLINE DOCS AND NURSES PLEASE HELP I rly need to know if this thing is okay to apply everywhere (and yea ill go see a doc soon but it flakes and gets sore and tight and red if I dont treat it meanwhile)
Soul
12/13/09
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  It certainly sounds like balanitis or a yeast infection.

I'm not sure you should be using that ointment - it might help now, but it could also make things worse later. There are things you could try.

First, make sure you pull back your foreskin and wash under there every time you take a shower/bath. Only use water, as it's possible that if you used soap on your foreskin/penis, that could be the cause of your balanitis. Some soaps are just too harsh for the sensitive skin there, so try not using any soap for a few days. When you're done, make sure you dry the area gently with a towel or let it "air dry" for a minute or two before returning your foreskin back over the glans (penis head).

When you urinate, pull back your foreskin and when you're done, wipe the last drops of urine on either a piece of toilet paper or the back of your hand (you're going to wash your hands anyway). This will help prevent drops of urine from remaining under your foreskin which could sometimes make balanitis/yeast infections a bit worse.

Next, you could try applying body lotion to the affected area. If it's dry, flaky, itchy, etc, applying lotion to where that's happening could help. Lastly, drink cranberry juice and eat yogurt, as these foods help the body fight off yeast infections.

I hope this helps. If it doesn't clear or get better within 2-3 days, then call your doctor. He/she will have some kind of antibacterial/antifungal cream for the area. Oh, and it may be a good idea to abstain from masturbating or sex until you're foreskin's back to normal as friction can make things worse.
trebla_5
12/13/09
Does polysporin antibiotic ointment help get rid of brown spots?
Bacitracin Zinc and Polymyxin B Sulfate ointment
the best
08/19/08
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  No. Antibiotics are for infections, and brown spots are not infections.
deb s
08/19/08
My cat scratched my eye ?
My eye is just a little bit watery , and it kinda hurts , i don't want to tell my mom , because i don't want my cat to get in trouble, because my cat has been a little naughty lately . My question is , could it be dangerous ?

ps...my dad is a doctor and he told me to use his ''neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates and gramicidin ophthalmic solution usp'' its neosporin for the eyes and its double anti-biotics

04/29/11
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  ummm go to the doctor...better to be safe than sorry
Jason Murphy
04/29/11
At home treatment for corneal abrasion?
I have been to the doctor for this before, and I was prescribed an antibiotic eyedrop. (Neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates and hydrocortisone opthalmic suspension)
Now I have been using saline solution and a little visine, along with the antibiotic/antihistamine eye drops. What should I be doing in the meantime? I want to kill myself this hurts so bad.
Sarah-Claire
05/15/09
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  hmm. how do you know its an abrasion? i have many, many patients think thats what they have b/c it feels like other things. cant really go by feeling.

if you're a contact lens wearer, its probably not an abrasion.

*IF* it were to be an abrasion, you could:

1) wear contacts (believe it or not)
2) pressure patch

the problem with those 2 are: if its not an abrasion but rather an infectious or inflammatory problem, then you could be causing great harm by doing one of those.

why not go to the eye doc? just to make sure
princeidoc
05/15/09
Continued use of ear drops until it is empty?
I am using a Bausch and Lomb otic suspension with neomycin and polymyxin B sulfates and hydrocortisone.

Rx says instill 5 drops 4 times a day. The oral med is gone. should I continue with the suspension until it is gone ?
Rx does not give an end date. Doc did not specify to use until out or not.
OBC
01/29/08
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  Does it say to do that on the bottle?
Did your doctor tell you different?

Those are your answers.
getcha tissues ready
01/29/08
Does anybody know if Ciloxan (eye oitment) and Neomycin & Polymyxin B are cancerous? Please help:(?
I used these together intensivly

now I am having breast problems....my eyes felt like they
"hardned up" now my breast are harder, shriveled up and itch constantly

could it be cancer from using this? I know some eye medications are know to cause cancer..are these one of them?

please help :(
Natasha G
07/04/06
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  I've never heard anything like that- you may have a "mycin" or other allergy where you wouldn't be able to take any medication in that family. And honestly, there's so much stuff out there that you don't know what they're putting in it- your makeup, body lotion, chapstick...I think we'll all have cancer eventually. See your MD if you're worried about your breasts, though.
nurseTINA
07/04/06
Is Bacitracin to be applied even after scab was removed?
Basically, I had a scab on my face and I used bacitracin on it. When the scab fell off, I have this pinkish color crater thing. It's small but noticeable up close. Do I continue to use bacitracin as recommended by the doctor or stop use once the scab is off?
Look Its Jay
11/08/10
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  Is your priority concealing or healing?

If it's concealing, I'd use a decent men's face cream, which are designed to soothe, protect, and moderately heal minor scrapes from shaving. There are a million in any Walgreens with the shaving supplies.

If healing's your top priority, I'd sooner think an Antiobiotic Cream like Neosporin than Bacetracin on an opened wound.
me
11/08/10
Is Rx Bacitracin for opthalmic use the same as Bacitracin Zinc?
I was given an Rx but I already have a couple packets of Bacitracin Zinc. Are they the same?
This is going on the eyelid, not actually in the eye, BTW.
ɹǝʇl∀ Ego
06/25/10
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  They aren't exactly the same, but I don't know if the topical one would hurt except that I'm sure it would burn like hell if you got it in your eye. I'd recommend getting the ophthalmic one, or the pharmacist might be able to tell you in the store because he or she would have the package inserts that they could check and see just how different they are.

The concentration of bacitracin is the same according to what I can find, but my concern is that the inactive ingredients may not be appropriate for use in or around the eye.
A
06/25/10
What is a very good cream for a cat scratch not to turn into a scar?
I've been putting an antibiotic oitnetment with polymyxin B sulfate/bacitracin zinc/neomycyn sulfate.

I need something that will really work, I don't want any more scars!! :(( the scratch just occurred 5mins ago
It's not a deep one, it's a small one.. but still :(
It's two.
one is about an inch, and the other is an inch & 1/2 long
That Girl
05/04/09
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Bacterial Conjunctivitis?
My doctor prescribed me Zylet,it's working ok but i was wondering what is better for bacterial conjunctivitis Zylet or Tobradex?? 2nd Question: Does Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Dexamethasone work for conjunctivitis??
blue0re0
12/09/09
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  I usually prefer Zylet. Zylet is tobramycin + loteprednol, and Tobradex is tobramycin + dexamethasone. The tobramycin is the antibiotic. Dexamethasone and loteprednol are both anti-inflammatory agents, but loteprednol has a lower incidence of raising the pressure in your eyes. All three (Tobradex, Zylet, and neo/polyB/dex) are acceptable for bacterial conjunctivitis, though your doctor usually has a preference (as I do) from their experience and from keeping up with recent studies.

Doc
Doc
12/09/09
Can I use this bottle of previously prescribed antibiotic eyedrops for pink eye?
I had pink eye last year and the doctor prescribed "Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Dexamethasone Ophthalmic Suspension LSP". In fact, I'm not really sure if this is the antibiotic so I'd like confirmation on that, too. If it is, could I use it right now for my eye? Will it clear up by tomorrow? I can't miss school on Monday! (new semester)
Michelle
02/02/09
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  I wouldnt. Chances are that the medication is out of date, check that it should be on the bottle. But if you are one of the people who put the dropper on your eye to get the eye drop in, there is already pink eye in the medication, and you'd just be reinfecting yourself.
You dont have to miss school monday, just tell anyone who asks, you poked your self. just dont touch that eye for anything, not even makeup sorry!!
amandajblocker
02/02/09
red eyes very dry like sand is in them, itching and irritated been to reg doc and was given eye drops?
neomycin and polymyxin B sulfates and dexamethasone eye drops. He does not have pink eye or anything in his eyes. Doctor does not know exactly what is wrong, suspects allergies. He has some allergies but , not bad. He said if it does not get better then he will have to go to eye doc maybe.
To any eye doc out there.....What could this be? I am not asking for a diagnosis but, mainly what kind of things could cause this? They have been like this for a month and a half and he has been on drops for 2 weeks, with very little to no releif.......THANKS
angelgirl
07/30/10
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  If his eyes don't get better soon, take him to an eye doctor. When I was a teen, my eye turned red, it mattered, especially at night, and it felt like I had sand in them. It turned out being herpes in the eye. Yes, the virus that causes cold sores on the lips can infect the eyes too if your immune system is run down. If herpes in the eye isn't treated immediately, you can lose your eye.
JJ
07/31/10
Ear infection, weird substance coming out of my ear, should i be worried?
I have been taking azithromycin tablets and Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Hydrocortisone Otic ear drops treating my ear infection for 4 days now. There is this pink ear waxy substance that is coming out of my ear now, I was just wondering if anyone knows if this is a bad sign or maybe just a sign to show that its healing. Thank you for any help you can give!
Tiffanie
06/15/10
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  You shouldn't have anything coming out of your ear. If it's a pink waxy "stuff" it could be tainted with blood. I would suggest you call your doctor and ask him.
cowboydoc
06/15/10
Is it too late to form a scab? Should I discontinue use of antibiotic ointment?
Okay, so about 1 week ago, I preformed salabrasion on a tattoo of mine. I rubbed the tattoo until it got red/slightly bloody. I intended on leaving it alone to heal, but when my fiance came home and saw what i had done to myself (lol) he wasn't pleased, at ALL and demanded we go out to get bandaids and ointments. Since then, I have been applying Triple Antibiotic Ointment, which contains bacitracin zinc, neomycin sulfate, and polymyxin b sulfate.
Here is my problem- I *believe* that in order for the tattoo to lighten or "be removed", it has to form a scab, and then ink will come out in the scab.. However, after one week, I still haven't formed a scab on the inked area. I had some slight scabbing around the area (I had a red ring surrounding the area for a couple days and is still kind of there but less drastic) but none on the actual inky part of the skin. . the skin around it looks kind of raw and it appears as though the pores/hair follicles in the area are more visible than usual. Is it too late for the wound to scab? Should I discontinue the use of the ointment? I would hate to think I did all this for nothing and will be back at square one the next time I attempt this.. I had already planned on doing this multiple times until I was happy with the results, but did I ruin the chances of removing ink this time around(via scabbing) by using the ointment?
How do I get the area to scab??
marlena cupcake
11/29/10
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  Use of antibiotic ointment is part of the salabrasioi process when it is done correctly. You need to leave a gauze bandage with antibiotic ointment on the area for three days after you do the salabrasion. Then you remove the dressing, cover the skin with salt, and do another antibiotic dressing for another three days. After the second three days you remove the gauze dressing and the skin will appear leathery and rough. The dead skin will begin to separate from the healthy skin underneath it within five days pulling the tattoo away with it, and the color will naturally leave the tattoo. It doesn't have anything to do with scabs. Before you attempt something like this you need to be very sure of the process and to take precautions to avoid infection. Your fiance had the right idea.

http://www.ehow.com/way_5335587_salabrasion-removing-tattoos.html
pelican
12/03/10
Bitten by red imported fire ants, what else should I put on to help the itching/swelling?
Yesterday I was walking & accidently stepped into a fire ant nest. I have about 15-25 bites on my right foot. Once I looked down & saw the ants crawling on my foot, I ditched my shoe & ran dragging my foot through the grass. There was a lot of burning. About 30 -60 min later I got home & washed my foot with cold water & soap. I didnt think it was a big deal & didnt look into it more, but I put Lanabiotic (bacitracin, neomycin sulfate, polymyxin B sulfate, pramoxine HCl, aloe, benzoic acid, mineral oil, petrolatum, silica, tocopheryl acetate) on the bites the same day i got them.

Its been 1 day & I can confirm i dont have a serious allergy to fire ant bites but the swelling hasnt gone down and I havent gotten the pustules yet... all articles i read said that pustules formed about 30-60 minutes after the bite? I put bleach and water on my foot (perhaps too late to work now) and more Lanabiotic. I'm putting baking soda + water on my foot after the bleach settles in. What else can i do?
Also I havent experienced any stinging from the sites of the bites except just when I got stung by the ants. My only problem is swelling/itching. I experience occasional burning but its not much and it actually feels quite good (seems to sooth the itching - idk if its the medicine or the venom)
Anonymous
09/14/07
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  I also was bit by fire ants, my sympathy goes out to you. The only thing that helped me was to put ice on it to take away the pain and swelling. You could also try white willow bark, it relieves pain and reduces inflamation.
CR
09/14/07
Ear infection healed with amoxicillin caps and drops with neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates and hydrocort susp
Could one specify the type of infection given what cured it? Does it narrow the set of possible causes? Best guess, what is the most likely culprit?

I am 36 and this was the first ear infection I have had since I was 6. So I was a bit worried at first. I went to the doctor after 2 days of symptoms... earache, pain in the eustachian tube area below the ear. I had used Q-tips regularly inside the ear canal with care... meaning not hitting the eardrum. Doc said to stop that which I have and will never do again.

Just curious as to what bug might do this and how to avoid it if possible.
OBC
01/29/08
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  The Q-tips caused the problem. Don't use them ever again.
Robert J
01/29/08
Can bacitracin ointment heal genital herpes lescions?
My bestfriend would apply bacitracin ointment on the lescions when she gets her genital herpes outbreaks and she said its helps in healing it faster. Also, she had had sex with her husband in the past when the lescions weren't completely healed and her husband hasn't contracted the STD yet. Would it be that the bacitracin helped kill the virus?
angel_eyes
11/15/07
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  u are not supposed to put any kind of ointment on the blisters. i would think it could make your genitals very sensitive or irriitated. just let them dry up and don't put anything on it. bacitracin will not kill the virus. since it is a virus it is now in her blood and will be there permanently for the rest of her life. she should take some meds like valtrex to help heal the outbreaks faster, to help control them and prevent spreading herpes.
LINDSEY S
11/15/07
Loss of Hearing after ear infection?
I had an ear infection a week ago and the Doctor prescribed me Bactrim DS Tablets 800/160 to take 1 tablet twice daily for 5 days. And prescribed me Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates And Hydrocortisone Otic Suspension, USP Drops to take 4 times a day. I am done with the medicine and now i have loss of hearing in both ears. What should I do??/ Im done with the medicine. I am 16 years old.
Danny Rehan
12/24/09
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  Absent tenderness of the outer ear or discharge of pus through ruptured eardrums, your probable loss of hearing is due to fluid/mucus trapped behind the ear drums after a middle ear infection.

In this setting the ear drops are irrational and are adding to your sense of hearing loss, and should be stopped.

The clearing of your ears requires drainage of the snot down your eustachian tubes into your throat (nasopharynx).

Best OTC intervention would be guaifenesin/pseudoephedrine
(Mucinex).

Merry Xmas,

-ENT MD x30y

PS ignore the advice below to get an enema
Docmaggot
12/25/09
I have sore eyes and I accidentally put an ear drop into my eye,what to do?
I have sore eyes and was prescribed to take Tobramycin Dexamethasone but I accidentally put Neomycin Sulfate Polymyxin B Sulfate Hydrocortisone, which is an ear drop. I have mistaken this one as an eyedrop, since they have the same packaging. I didn't see the label. Do I have dangers of getting blind? Was it just fine? I thought putting immediate water into my eyes would remove the chemicals, after seeing the labels. PLEASE ANSWER ASAP. I'M AFRAID!
Arnold
11/06/10
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  Wow i remeber i did that once. after i read yours i started LMAO because its such a stupid thing to do. just wrinse your eyes with water for 20 minutes, your eyes will be fine. even though you have a type of alcohol in them. thanks for reminding me of that! got a good laugh. my mom bought eyedrops for all the bedrooms and bathrooms and even the kitchen now.
ACHOOOO
11/06/10
I have sore eyes and I accidentally put an ear drop into my eye,what to do?
I have sore eyes and was prescribed to take Tobramycin Dexamethasone but I accidentally put Neomycin Sulfate Polymyxin B Sulfate Hydrocortisone, which is an ear drop. I have mistaken this one as an eyedrop, since they have the same packaging. I didn't see the label. Do I have dangers of getting blind? Was it just fine? I thought putting immediate water into my eyes would remove the chemicals, after seeing the labels. PLEASE ANSWER ASAP. I'M AFRAID!

11/06/10
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  Wow i remeber i did that once. after i read yours i started LMAO because its such a stupid thing to do. just wrinse your eyes with water for 20 minutes, your eyes will be fine. even though you have a type of alcohol in them. thanks for reminding me of that! got a good laugh. my mom bought eyedrops for all the bedrooms and bathrooms and even the kitchen now.

11/06/10
Swine flu vaccine ingredients?
aluminum hydroxide
aluminum phosphate
ammonium sulfate
amphotericin B
animal tissues: pig blood
horse blood
rabbit brain
dog kidney
monkey kidney
chick embryo, chicken egg, duck egg
calf ( bovine ) serum
betapropiolactone
fetal bovine serum
formaldehyde
formalin
gelatin
glycerol
human diploid cells ( originating from human aborted fetal tissue)
hydrolized gelatin
mercury ( thimerosol, Merthiolate(r) )
monosodium glutamate (MSG)
neomycin
neomycin sulfate
phenol red indicator
phenoxyethanol ( antifreeze)
potassium diphosphate
potassium monophosphate
polymyxin B
polusorbate 20
polysorbate 80
porcine (pig) pancreatic hydrolysate of casein
residual MRC5 proteins
sorbitol
tri(n)butylphosphate
VERO cells, a continuous line of monkey cells, and
washed sheep red blood
Animals are awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!
08/18/09
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  NONE OF THOSE. It contains live-attenuated H1N1 Virus. Most of the substances on that list are poisonous.
jxkiller5
08/18/09
I can't stop blinking my eyes.?
lately, for the past two days, i have been blinking soooo much. Like twice every second. Literally. It feels my eyes are cold, and there is constant blowing. Like its the feeling when you stick your head out of the window in the car. It might just be the cold. Because here in Wisconsin, it's like almost 0 degrees.

I've been using some OTC eye drops, that don't help at all. I found in my parents medicine cabinet some type of eye drops. I don't know if they are eyedrops though. THey seem strong. They are called Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Gramicidin Opthalmic Solution USP. I'm afraid to take it cuz i don't nkow what it is. I need some relief is all.
Johnathan Pritchard
02/13/08
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  I kind of had the same problem because i was constatnly blinking for no reason. I don't know if it was because i was nervous about something or what, but it eventually went away. I would also call your docter if it continues to do that for the next 3-5days.
omega
02/13/08
Will either of these help with my anal fissure?
I found these in my cupboard will either of these help with my anal fissure?

"Hemorrhoid Ointment
with Anesthetic for Extra Pain Relief
Fast, long lasting temporary relief of:
-pain, soreness or burning
-itching and irritation
-swelling"

OR

"Antibiotic Ointment
Bacitracin Zinc and Polymyxin B Sulphate Ointment USP
Prevents infection and aids healing of minor cuts, scrapes and burns"
Dkjfa Jaskj
03/25/10
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  I would go with the hemorrhoid ointment.
luv my pups4ever
03/25/10
What do you think about the H1N1 Vaccinations?
Here is a list of the ingredients in the vaccine:

* aluminum hydroxide* aluminum phosphate* ammonium sulfate* amphotericin B
* animal tissues: pig blood, horse blood, rabbit brain, dog kidney, monkey kidney,
* chick embryo, chicken egg, duck egg* calf (bovine) serum* betapropiolactone
* fetal bovine serum* formaldehyde* formalin* gelatin* glycerol
* human diploid cells (originating from human aborted fetal tissue)
* hydrolized gelatin* mercury thimerosol (thimerosal, Merthiolate(r))
* monosodium glutamate (MSG)* neomycin* neomycin sulfate* phenol red indicator
* phenoxyethanol (antifreeze)* potassium diphosphate* potassium monophosphate
* polymyxin B* polysorbate 20* polysorbate 80
* porcine (pig) pancreatic hydrolysate of casein* residual MRC5 proteins* sorbitol
* tri(n)butylphosphate,
* VERO cells, a continuous line of monkey kidney cells, and
* washed sheep red blood
Ulvblod ov Fenrir
09/11/09
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  im sure we put worse in our body..
KB™
09/11/09
How do I remove Bacitracin Ointment?
This stuff's similar to neosporin or vaseline.

I have a wound with stiches and need for it to dry, but I can't seem to remove all the Bacitracin with soap and warm water, even washing for 10 minutes didn't work.

How can I completely remove it?
thanks for the replies everyone!!! i'll take all your advice.
Thinksalot
08/19/07
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  You've done the best you can...NOW LEAVE IT ALONE!!!
butrcupps
08/19/07
polymyxin b sulfate
Hi,

I am allergic to bactrim and I was told it is due to the sulphur content.The flu injection I was going to have has polymyxin b sulfate in it has it got sulphur in it and do I need to be concerned?
Ruth.L
03/24/14
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will bacitracin or neosporin help a pimple?
so, i really dont get pimples and now i have 1 pimple on my forehead :/
its not a bad pimple, its small. so do you think bacitracin or neosporin will help it at all?
Alexis M
07/10/09
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  I doubt it. Leave it alone, don't pop it or put make up on it. You want to breath. Maybe some gentle face wash at the most
britt c
07/10/09
Otits Externa (outer ear infection) and neomycin drops?
I was recently diagnosed with otitis externa. The entire side of my face and ear hurt and I had fluid on the ear canal/tympanic membrane, although I don't think it was 'trapped' fluid. My Dr. prescribed 'neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates and hydrocortisone otic solution' drops. I have read COUNTLESS dire warnings about the effects of neomycin and cochlear damage. Now, I am putting this stuff in my ear. This sounds odd (no pun intended). After a day of use, (3 applications 4 drops each) my entire ear swelled up, turned red, and I got some sort of freaky red rash with clear blisters on my outer ear, ear lobe, and other areas the medication touched. I called my Dr. and he switched my drops to a quinalone solution. I'm not totally convinced my Dr. checked for tympanic perforation when he examined my ear with the otoscope. He just merely claimed he saw fluid. What are my REAL risks of hearing loss with one days worth of application of this stuff? Also, why was his first choice not a quinalone otic solution or derivative thereof? If you are a nurse, Dr., or know someone who is, please let me know the answer to these questions. The answer to these will give warning to other folks too. Let's not have a world of deaf people. :)
P.S.
(I have already googled and yahoo'd this to death, and read that the pill form is more common for this type of reaction. Also, I read that the ear drop solution would have to be used for more than 10 days for something like this to happen. I would prefer hearing it from a medical professional who knows the facts. There are some sites that say one treatment can cause problems.)
P.P.S. (Also, I don't want endless home remedies as replies as I already know most these.....alcohol, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, etc. My condition was too severe for these things, that's why I went to the Doc. My question is STRICTLY about the neomycin issue.)
**I should also add that the medication i was switched to was ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone ( and quinalone derivative and also a cortisone). Wondering if this is a better solution? No word of possible ear damage on this one.
Some interesting reading on this:
http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract;jsessionid=5AE036486DA741FF5A590B490E316244.tomcat1?fromPage=online&aid=403398

...and the list goes on and on
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1937191
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/546320_8
seems like the quinolone route is uch safer. Now I know.....
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0999/is_/ai_63856612
PatrickKC
10/16/08
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  It's really hard to miss a tympanic rupture, and for there to be fluid behind the tympanic membrane the eardrum had to be intact. So yes, your doctor checked and verified it was intact before he gave you the prescription. Your risk of hearing loss due to the medication are really low, much less than the risk of loss due to an untreated, or unresolved inner ear infection. His first choice was the neomycin otic drops because that is the most effective treatment available, and one that is most easily tolerated by the greatest number of people. It also contains hydrocortisone, which helps with inflammation and pain. You may have reacted to the medication, you may also have reacted to the carrier base. They assume first it is a reaction to the medication, and since there is not neomycin otic prep in a different base, it means swapping to a second choice medication. That's what your doctor did. If you have ever used Bacitracin on a skin wound, and didn't have a problem, chances are it was a reaction to the carrier- however, you did react, you got switched, and should be just fine. If you were going to go deaf, statistically speaking it would be more likely due to excessive noise exposure from your earbuds, not the ear drops. If the doctor said you had fluid behind the eardrum, your tympanic membrane was intact, and you can relax on that score. And by the way, if you do own and use earbuds, and they have a spongy wrap- you need new ones because the bacteria that gave you the infection are probably living in that sponge. Otherwise, you can just clean them off with soap and water, carefully.

Edit- Relax, here. Your Ciprodex drops will do just fine. You will be a lot calmer if you quit googling and second guessing your doctor. The companies are required by law to list all those possible side effects, complications and what not. All medications come with possible problems, everything you eat or drink does as well. The thing is you have to pose the risk of one against the risk of the other. In your case, you have an active ear infection which is too far advanced for the usual less agressive treatments- like the vinegar, etc. An infection anywhere in the body needs to be eliminated, and it's obvious your body isn't able to do this on its own. The cipro part will interfere with the bacteria's ability to produce proteins they need to survive. Some of it will be absorbed by your body, which will also deal with anything going on inside your ear as well. The dexamethasone is just a different type of steroid, which will help with the inflammation inside your ear canal. That will help with the discomfort as well. It's not necessarily the first choice treatment, but it works well and in your case is the choice treatment because you reacted to the neomycin. Again, your risk of hearing loss due to the medication is still less than the risk if it remains untreated. It really just comes down to a matter of whether you trust your doctor or not. You went to him for his expertise, and now you must decide to follow the advice or not. I would recommend you relax and trust the medicine. That is your best shot at preserving your hearing.
The mom
10/16/08
Can I use neosporin with a sulfa allergy?
I recently found out that I have an allergy to sulfa drugs after using Bactrim for an injury which had gotten infected.

I was wondering if it was okay to use neosporin on wounds, since it contains neomycin sulfate. Is neosporin considered a sulfa product as well, or is neomycin sulfate in a completely different category? I've never had an allergy to neosporin in the past, but I thought I should ask someone who knows a thing or two about pharmacology. Thanks to anyone with answers.
Lady Arcana
08/01/09
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  There should be a 1-800 number on the tube or box that you can call and they should be able to tell you. or you can ask your local pharmacist
lucy lou
08/01/09
My dog's eyelids are infected, what caused it, what more can I do?
Casper's eyes are infected with what is probably a Bacterial infection. He has had this problem for 2 1/2-3 weeks now. We have been to the vet for the past 2 weeks (2 visits) and he has him on an eye ointment (Neomycin and Polymyxin B, Sulfates, Bactracin Zinc, and Hydrocortisone Acetate Ophthalmic) 2 times daily (I use the Cone to keep him from rubbing the ointment off with his Paw). ALSO, he is on Baytril 20 Mg Tabs, and Temaril-P (Just in case it had something to do with an allergic reaction). We have had him on the Antibiotics now for 1 full week and his eyes are still very puffy and red. The small glands of his eyelids are very swollen- due to the infection. I don't know what it is. Is it a bacterial infection.... Could it be something else?? Please look at his photo and tell me your opinion.

PS. He is an indoor dog who only goes out occasionally. He is 2 yrs old.

Here are his pics.:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/29843111@N03/3819012497/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/29843111@N03/3819819994/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/29843111@N03/3819012497/in/photostream/
Dristy F
08/14/09
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  Our dog has been suffering from the same thing since July 23rd! Your poor pup. We have been back to the vet 3x's and his meds have been switched twice. On our last visit, the vet said, "If he doesn't respond to this antibiotic eye ointment, you'll have to take him to the ophthalmologist." So...he didn't and once we stopped the steroid pills, his eyes got so red and inflamed. I have a call in to the eye doc and hoping to get in today. Please keep me posted and I'll keep you posted. You can email me directly ......
Best to your pup and you. It's so worrisome.

Courtney
CourtneyC
08/14/09
What are the complications from an ear infection?
I was diagnosed with otitis externa a week ago and had to go back to the doctor again since the ear drops didn't work, actually made it worse. To begin, my inner ear was EXTREMELY itchy so I went to the doctor and was diagnosed with otitis externa so she gave me ear drops, Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Hydrocortisone, so I was like ok. She said if it doesn't work in four days than she would have to see me again. It didn't work it actually made it worse, still EXTREMELY itchy and now it is muffled and feels full. So, I went back and she looked at it at and she said she is going to give me a different ear drop, acetic acid otic solution 2%, and if that didn't work - improve in three days to call her to schedule an appointment for an ENT. So, I am on day 1 and it seems to be worse than the other medicine - now I can't hear and feels full. So, my question is if it doesn't improve what should I expect at the ENT's?
skibum_us
06/25/08
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  It's itchy because it's healing. You have an outer ear infection, and they are much different than a middle ear infection (the more common "ear infection" people talk about). What you have is more commonly called swimmers ear.

The fullness could be to you also having a middle ear infection or from wax impaction. Just wait and see. It could be that you have a fungal infection or a bacterial infection that is resistant to the drugs your doctor gave you. An ENT is much more versed in the treatment of ear diseases and will probably clean your ear out and prescribe more drops for you. This will give them more direct contact with your ear instead of with wax or other debris.
Saucy
06/25/08
What could be wrong with the eye?
More than three years ago, my mother was nipped in the right eye by a small 1 month-old chicken. She felt pain in that eye. The pain eventually went away, but once in awhile she has the feeling of an object in that eye. Now she says she sees a black cursor float around. (The cursor resembles the cursor of a mouse on a computer screen- though it is not exactly pointed like it. But it is around the same size) She sees this with her right eye. Even when she closes her eyes- she still sees this cursor. And she also sees something like lightening flash at the corner of her right eye. It was about a week ago when she began to see this floating cursor and lightening. What could be the condition/problem with her eye? (When she had a pink eye infection a month ago, she used eye dropper medication. Could the medication have triggered this? The medicine is Polymyxin B Sulfate Neomycin Sulfate Dexamethasone with steroids. The pink eye infection is unrelated to the nip of the chicken- the pink eye infection was an epidemic at the time we took a vacation. But she thinks the medicine she used for treating the pink eye infection may have triggered the current condition of her right eye. Her right eye was injured by a small chicken more than 3 years ago.)
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12/12/10
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does Bacitracin Zinc Ointment USP have the same affect as Neosporin?
amaral160
12/14/06
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  yes it does, it just doesn't have the exact same ingredients.
k s
12/14/06
Is it ok to use bacitracin and neosporin together on a non-healing wound?
Would they cancel each other out?
Laura
02/24/11
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Is Bacitracin Zinc Ointment USP exactly like Neosporin?
I need to know where I can and can't use it. Some answer would help.. a lot.
Thank you Thank you!
yowhitecrakka
06/16/08
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  No they are not the same. Bacitracin is stronger.
Use is the same though.
Elly
06/16/08
How might a colony of Bacillus licheniformis escape the effects of its own bacitracin?
wr50msm
06/27/08
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  I have know idea what your saying, but I'm totally interested.
Kiko
06/27/08
Bacitracin in the nose can help with acne?
Is this true and if so where can i find info regarding it?
chris14799
11/17/08
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Is bacitracin zinc ointment ISP good for healing a tattoo?
I mean USP not isp
Dan
07/24/11
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  If it's infected, yes.
ckm1956
07/26/11
How effective is Bacitracin oinment in treating eye infections and how soon does it work?
Any answers for me?
Lady Laz
04/24/09
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  is this the bacitracin polymycin or the neomycin? or both?
at any rate, they are both ok for ocular infections for the cornea and conjunctiva :) as long as it was given by ophthalmologist.
40winkz☤
04/24/09
Would bacitracin ointment help my earlobe infection?
I have some from my doctor and I was wondering if it would help, I beleive its also like Neosporin.
MichaelEMJAYARE
09/01/10
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  It is a strong, broad spectrum topical antibiotic ointment. It will most likely clear up your external infection on the earlobe, although you will likely have to use your earring post to shove a bit through the piercing hole to help clear up anything inside that tube. If you have had the ointment for a long time, it may not be as effective as when it was "fresh" as a few medicines lose potency over time. But it will most likely "do the trick". I would take out my earring. Wipe it off with an alcohol prep pad (found in any drug store in boxes of 100 for about $2. Using the earring post as a syringe, work a little of the alcohol from the pad into the hole. Wipe off both the front and back of your earlobe with a clean prep pad. Squeeze a little of the ointment onto the earring post, and work it in and out of the piercing. Then remove the earring and leave it out for a day or so while keeping ointment on the exterior of both the front and back of the earlobe. In a couple of days it should be feeling fine. I have very sensitive ears and typically wear only gold or silver earrings, mostly silver. Silver is used in certain hospital procedures because it has a known anti-bacterial property.
Cathy Waters
09/01/10
neomycin and polymxin b sulfates,bactracin zinc and hydrocortisone acetate ophthalmic ointment usp ??
what is it used for?
krswtangl
01/03/07
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  Neomycin, Polymixin B, and Bacitracin are all antibiotics. The hydrocortisone is a steroid.

The antibiotics are used to treat an infection, and the hydrocortisone is used as an anti-inflammatory to reduce swelling.
brian w
01/03/07
What do you use to treat an eye cold?
Does polymyxin b sulfate and trimethoprim ophthalmic solution work?
Anna Maria
11/12/10
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  So the SPAM MERCHANT DR STEVE thinks it's OK to shove any old crap in or around your eyes.....
Any SENSIBLE person would tell you to seek PROFESSIONAL advice.
Stobbo Strikes Again
11/12/10
What do you use to treat an eye cold?
Does polymyxin b sulfate and trimethoprim ophthalmic solution work?

11/12/10
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  So the SPAM MERCHANT DR STEVE thinks it's OK to shove any old crap in or around your eyes.....
Any SENSIBLE person would tell you to seek PROFESSIONAL advice.
Stobbo Strikes Again
11/12/10
Is Bacitracin Zinc Ointment safe to be used inside the nose for dry nasal passages?
Best answer awarded
yea
07/18/08
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  yes its safe to use inside the nose but it would be better to use a saline mist.
Alexie D
07/18/08
Is it normal for a Dr. to prescribe Neomycin Sulfate - 2000mg daily for 30 days after having a EDG?
To reduce ammonia forming bacteria in the intestinal tract.
sherrybarrybee
07/23/07
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  THE DOSE IS TOO MUCH. USUALLY IN CHRONIC LIVER DISEASE THEY PRESCRIBE THIS MEDICINE BUT DOSE U ARE TELLING IS TOO MUCH. CONSULT GASTEROENTEROLOGIST.
webster a
07/23/07
Question about Bacitracin Zinc Ointment?
I'd like to know if the body becomes resistant to the ointment after many uses like regular antibiotics.
Anthony
05/20/09
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  You don't really become resistant to it, but if you use bacitracin too much it can break down the normal healthy bacteria on the skin and cause a rash.
2sleepy2care
05/20/09
Help my eye is swollen!! ?
well yesterday it i noticed a lil swelling but nuthing noticeable to other people well i just woke up and my left eye is huge as in swolen i dont now what to do i jst have a warm cloth on my eye and i was hoing to us some polymyxin B sulfate and trimethoprim opthalimc solution usp but im not sure if i can use it on my eye some one help me asap!!!
Debb'z:)
11/12/11
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  Never put anything in your eyes that you aren't familiar with as far as medications go without consulting a doctor first. Using warm compresses may help with pain but if swelling doesn't go away soon your best course of action would be going to an urgent care clinic and letting a doctor take a look. You may have gotten foreign matter in your eye that you can't see but that can be seen by a doctor with the appropriate examination equipment. I wouldn't let it go too long - you don't want anything affecting your vision permanently. Good Luck, feel better soon.
birdgirl123
11/12/11
my son has liquid filled spots on his legs. Can he swim in the sea today?
We've been to doctors and they are being treated successfully with creams (Neomycin sulfate and zinc). They have been popped and cleaned inside. He is allowed to have showers every day. But can he swim in the sea? Does anyone have an answer?
gameT
07/24/10
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  I wouldn't recommend it. Especially if it's salt water. but you should ask the doctor.
Ntjttal
07/24/10

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