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Auralgan ear drops for eyes?
An_255456 posted:
I have eye irritation, with redness and extreme itchiness, along with yellow/green discharge. I've been using gentamycin drops for the discharge. I've been lightly brushing a q tip coated in Auralgan (Antipyrine, Benzocaine) along the mucous membrane of the lashbed for the itchiness. It works really well. However, I recently read that this is contraindicated for auralgan. What damage have I possibly done to my eyes?
Alan M Kozarsky, MD responded:
probably no damage done but please stop using ear products and products with numbing agents (benzocaine) around your eyes. Only bad things can happen.

Its ok to use antibiotic drops like gentamicin for a few days when a bacterial pink eye is suspected but you can't use these continuously for an incompletely diagnosed eye problem.

See your eye doctor for accurate diagnosis and best advice.

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