Use Of Antibiotic Ointment For Children 4 Years?
I want to ask oxytetracycline ointment can it be used for children aged 4 years or not? Thank you
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Oxytetracycline is a tetracycline class of antibiotics which is useful for treating diseases that arise due to bacterial infection. This drug is available in several types of preparations, including eye ointments, skin ointments, or injectable drugs.
Oxytetracycline ointment can be used to treat several diseases, including:
Eye ointments, used to treat bacterial infections of the eye, for example conjunctivitis. Skin ointments, used to treat bacterial infections of the skin, such as acne. Need to clarify first, what kind of complaints actually happened to your child? Have you seen a doctor and been diagnosed with a bacterial infection? Did the doctor immediately prescribe the drug?
The use of any type of antibiotic is only safe if it is done on the instructions and prescription from a doctor. Especially for the type of antibiotic that you mentioned, this drug is not recommended for use in children aged less than 12 years because of the risk of affecting the growth of bones and teeth. However, in some rare conditions, it is possible to use this drug topically, of course if you feel that the benefits far exceed the risk of possible side effects.
Therefore, you should first check with your child to the doctor before deciding to use any medication to deal with his complaints.
I hope this helps.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah