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Is it possible to naseptin helped me with a problem with my

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Is it possible to naseptin helped me with a problem with my eyes? In the past, I was diagnosed with viral conjunctivitis. ENT consultant had prescribed me this cream for the problems with my nose and after a few days also eye problems disappeared. About a month later my problems with eyes came back and my GP said it was imposible, naseptin could not help me and my eyes lool fine.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.

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Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Dr. Rick :

The chlorhexidine in naseptin might kill bacteria but if it got in your eye it would hurt like the blazes...the neomycin would do nothing to the bacteria that causes pink eye.

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
Sorry about the chat system acting up....I'm here and we can work on your question using this system.

I tend to take the side of your GP on this one...I think your eyes just cleared up by themselves by chance at the same time you were using the naseptin for your nose. It just doesn't make any sense that it would have had any positive -- or negative -- effect on your eyes.

Does this make sense to you?

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
Oops! I noticed an important mistake in my early post:

Replace the word "bacteria" with the word "virus" in the sentence below:

Dr. Rick : The chlorhexidine in naseptin might kill bacteria but if it got in your eye it would hurt like the blazes...the neomycin would do nothing to the bacteria that causes pink eye.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
From what I remember together with the naseptin cream I used Otrivin drops and antibiotic Flucloxacillin but I dont know if they could help. I think you are right, eyes just cleared up by themselves but now my problem is back and I dont know why and how to cure them. Thankyou wery much for your time :-)
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
My pleasure. You might try an at home treatment that works for lots of things like dry eyes, allergies and blepharitis. Here is a little handout I put together; perhaps it might help you even though we've not established what is bothering your eyes at this point:

It sounds like you are suffering from an anterior segment/tear film issue. Many times, as we get older, and especially after eye surgery, the anterior surface of the eye starts to have difficulties. What can cause this? Well, there are a number of conditions but the most common are dry eyes, allergies and blepharitis....many times all three conditions act together to make you miserable. In order to solve your problem you need to address all of these issues at the same time.

When it comes to allergies it is almost impossible to pin down the offending agent(s) and, therefore, treatment needs to focus on controlling the symptoms. Dry eyes are very common and can be improved by a stepwise series of therapies. First, the use of natural tears 4-6+ times/day to augment your natural tear production, if this doesn’t work then you can try temporary punctal occlusion of the lower puncta, then, if needed, temporary occlusion of all 4 puncta then, if indicated, surgical ( non-reversible) closure of the puncta. The openings to your tear drainage system are called puncta and you have one opening on each lid, near your nose.

Blepharitis is a condition where glands in the eyelids are not functioning normally. They become plugged and instead of putting out their normal clear, oily secretions, they put out thick, toothpaste like gunk. You may not be able to see this “gunk” yourself, unless it is really bad, but it shows up clearly on slit lamp examination.

The best treatment for this condition daily lid scrubs combined with warm compresses. I like to use baby shampoo for lid scrubs. In the shower, place the shampoo on your index fingers, close your eyes, raise your eyebrows (to stretch the skin on your eyelids) and scrub back and forth along your eyelashes for 3 to 5 minutes. The hot water in the shower helps to soften the plugged oils in the glands while the mechanical scrubbing with your soapy fingers removes the oils.

Baby shampoo lid scrubs will also help to wash away allergens and stimulate tear production, thereby addressing all three of your issues. Remember, this is not an instant fix. While you are waiting for the lid scrubs to have affect you can use over the counter allergy pills such as Travist, dimetapp or Zyrtec.

Should your symptoms get worse, your vision become significantly affected or things just not get better in 3 weeks or so you should have a complete eye examination by your local ophthalmologist to look for other, less common, causes of your symptoms.

Have a good day.