Millipede Envenomation Medication

Updated: Jun 18, 2018
  • Author: Steven A Lorber, MD, FAAEM, FACEP; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

Significant conjunctivitis or dermatitis caused by toxic millipede secretions can be treated with topical steroids.

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Ophthalmic agents

Class Summary

These agents prevent further ulcerations of the cornea and should be given in consultation with an ophthalmologist.

Prednisolone, ophthalmic (Pred Forte)

Prednisolone ophthalmic decreases inflammation by suppressing the migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and reversing increased capillary permeability.

Prednisolone/sulfacetamide ophthalmic

Prednisolone/sulfacetamide ophthalmic treats steroid-responsive inflammatory ocular conditions that have a risk of infection.

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Corticosteroid, Topical

Class Summary

These agents are used to treat erythema and skin irritation that result from chemical insults. They help prevent further ulcerations of the skin.

Triamcinolone topical

Triamcinolone topical treats inflammatory dermatitis that is responsive to steroids. It decreases inflammation by suppressing the migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and reversing capillary permeability.

Hydrocortisone topical

Hydrocortisone topical treats inflammatory dermatitis responsive to steroids. It decreases inflammation by suppressing the migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and reversing capillary permeability.

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