How long will it take pink eye to clear after beginning tobramycin-dexametho ophthamalic suspension?
How long will it take pink eye to clear after starting tobramycin-dexametho ophthamalic drops?
- 5 Jun 2011 by gigi29593
- 11 January 2019
- bacterial infection, dexamethasone/tobramycin, tobramycin
My eyes have been very scratchy feeling and right eye lid twitch for over 2 weeks, also redness of the eyeball. I treated my eyes for a few days with moist cloth and Baush & Lomb over the counter solution to clean the eyes. This morning I woke up with right eyelid crusted over and knew I needed to call my doctor. My internist called in a prescription which I began this afternoon: tobramycin-dexameth ophthamalic suspension, 2 drops in each eye every 4 hours. How long will it take until my eyes clear?
Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is a highly contagious eye infection caused by a bacteria or virus. Pink eye may also be caused by irritants, allergens or environmental factors and is not contagious.
Eye drops need to be used frequently during the day, usually every two hours, and an eye ointment may be used at night or every four to six hours during the day. Treatment may need to be continued for up to two weeks. It is recommended that you continue with treatment for 24 hours after all symptoms have disappeared to ensure complete eradication of the bacteria. Eye redness usually begins to clear up within a couple of days after you start taking antibiotics.
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