please help can you use neosporin in eye?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sunket77, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. sunket77

    sunket77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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?
     
  2. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think you can put the vet rx right in her eye. Do you have the instructions? If not I can go get mine and see if its ok to do.
     
  3. 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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  4. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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  5. sunket77

    sunket77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:where can I get that? the vet perhaps? I think the vet rx might burn?
     
  6. sunket77

    sunket77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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