Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with sulfacetamide sodium. Prednisolone has been shown to be teratogenic in rabbits, hamsters, and mice. In mice, prednisolone has been shown to be teratogenic when given in doses 1 to 10 times the human ocular dose. Dexamethasone, hydrocortisone and prednisolone were ocularly applied to both eyes of pregnant mice five times per day on days 10 through 13 of gestation. A significant increase in the incidence of cleft palate was observed in the fetuses of the treated mice. There are no adequate well-controlled studies in pregnant women dosed with corticosteroids.
MYXOMATOSIS: is a viral infection of rabbits. It is usually transmitted by insects and is usually fatal. Blood-sucking insects, including mosquitoes, fleas, lice, ticks, and mites, are the main method of spread. This is a terrible disease related to eye problems that may lead to blindness or death. Symptoms include a swollen head, crusty eyes with discharge, and general signs of depression. It’s almost impossible to treat here in the US. In the UK, rabbits are vaccinated for it. A vaccine has been developed (an attenuated modified-live virus) against myxomatosis, but is not available in the US. Replacing the animal is recommended to prevent suffering.
Mild rosacea may not necessarily require treatment if the individual is not bothered by the condition. More resistant cases may require a combination approach, using several of the treatments at the same time. A combination approach may include home care of washing with a prescription sulfa wash twice a day, applying an antibacterial cream morning and night, and taking an oral antibiotic for flares. A series of in-office laser, intense pulsed light or photodynamic therapies may also be used in combination with the home regimen. It is advisable to seek a physician’s care for the proper evaluation and treatment of rosacea.