please help can you use neosporin in eye?

sunket77

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I have a nankin pullet who has been fighting a closed swollen eye. I have bee rinsing it with eye drops but it is still obviously painful and swollen. She has no other symptoms other than this (it's bee several days) I swabbed her throat with vet rx to maybe help if there was anything in her sinuses but she is breathing clear with no discharge. I think she just must have got something in it and it got infected. The feed stores in my area are not all that well equipped for poultry. Can I put some neosporin in her eye? maybe if I dilute it with some eye drops?
 

dawg53

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If you suspect something is in her eye, liberally flush with saline solution. It is recommended to use terramycin eye ointment for bacterial infections of the eye.
 
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pinkwindsong

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oh I would not use that in her eye I would get soothing specific for the eyes.. you can use Epson salts melted in warm water as a wash and it feels good in the eyes..

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sunket77

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today I am not seeing any gunk in her eye now she is able to keep it open and there are bubbles now. She seems to be feeling better but I think I may give her a round of duramicyn just to be sure in case it's respiratory. It's the only thing I have on hand besides vet rx and I am going out of town the next few days. I will have my sister come take care of her. So frustrating! We have had two years of smooth sailing with chickens and this has to be the toughest spring/ summer yet! the heat is causing ALL KINDS of problems! I think their immunity is just down b/c of the enormously high temps and super dry conditions. I go on vacation in 3 weeks and I really can't have any sick chickens to worry about!
 

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