Erythromycin for the eyes is highly recommended for infections caused by bacteria. It is prescribed by the physician after knowing the cause of your eye diseases. It is not advisable to apply it if the causative agent of the disease is fungi or bacteria. Furthermore, it can also apply to pets like cats having eye trouble because of its potent action of reducing the fast growing bacteria in a host. It is also given by physicians or veterinarians and should be used with caution. The increased risk is high if it is used or applied to low or high amounts.
On the other hand, veterinarian and lecturer at Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Rachael Kreisler found out that the most common problem in kittens are eye trouble and if not treated, it will lead to clouded eye or blindness. She is currently working at shelter-animal-medicine. She always sees cases of this problem possessed by abandoned kittens in streets or other places. On the other hand, she also said that this antibiotic can be helpful even in animals like a kitten but in some instances, abandoned kitten are not treated with this kind of antibiotic because of its expensive price and availability in the market. She also added that many cases of eye trouble of kittens are increasing in every year so treatment and proper care of these animals are not maintained; thus, causing them to suffer and being sick all along.
Topical Route of Erythromycin
Topical Erythromtycin can be used to treat inflammatory acne in a severe form. It is an antibiotic that has been used for years as treatment for different kinds of bacterial infection. Furthermore, it is not considered as over the counter drugs and it needs a prescription from the physician. Erythromycin is applied topically to cure acne.
How Does Erythromycin Works?
This antibiotic works by improving the acne through reducing the agent called propionibacteria acnes that are causing the acne. On other purposes, Erythromycin lessens the inflammation and redness.
Bacterial resistance is none of the growing problem because of the overuse of antibiotics. Because of this reason, people with acne doesn’t respond to treatment with Erythromycin. On the other hand, it is a good antibiotic for breastfeeding mothers and pregnant because it cannot cause discoloration of teeth.
How to Use Topical Eythromycin?
This medication is used for the skin only. It can be applied to dry and clean affected area with acne. Using ample amount, apply it on the the skin and gently rub it. It can be used on a twice daily basis or as the physician’s order. Large amounts of Erythromycin are not recommended because it can cause some inflammation and rather make the acne to appear red. Furthermore, do not apply it in a longer period of time because the end effect of this is increased in side effects. Following the physician’s order when it comes to amount, dosage and time or frequency of application is a must in order for the acne to be reduced or cured.