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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear drops: If there is wax in the ear or other debris then the Ciprodex drops will not really be effective. You need to get your ear cleaned out by an ent.

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Yes, if you are allergic to oral cipro, (ciprofloxacin) you can also have an allergic reaction to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) drops.
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Check with ENT: Usually oral abx would not work well on swimmer's ears but wonder if there is already abx in your ear drops. However with the problem spreading and o ... Read More
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience Rheumatology
Recheck with doctor: Swimmers ears or otitis externa as its called can be severe as you are describing. Swollen lymph nodes, fever, and hearing loss can occur with later b ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
ENT: You need to see an ears-nose-throat specialist if the Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and ear drops are not clearing up the infection.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Middle ear infection: with ruptured eardrum, that would need the right antibiotic, right dosage for proper duration, your treating doctor can only decide that, meanwhile ma ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Should not: Hold the bottle in the palm of your hand for 3 minutes to warm it up before you apply the drops. If the drops hurt every time you apply them, check wi ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not usually: These drops are antibiotic drops and usually do not hurt. You must rule out a perforated ear drum because the middle ear mucosa may be irritated if t ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
No: It will not hurt.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Should not have any: noticeable side effects. If your doctor recommended it, ask her/him, so you aren't delaying treatment. Since it's just kept in the ear canal, and you ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
Don't think so: I think the cap is more for child safety and to make sure the medication does not spill. I think the drops would be fine
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