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does benzocaine ear drops help with ear ache

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Giddings
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See a doctor: If you are experiencing increased pain with "numbing drops" the ear needs examination.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Stop the drops: Some people can develop an allergic reaction to these ear drops and if not you risk covering up the real cause of your ear problem.Have a primary car ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Otalgia: Many patients that complain of ear pain actually has headache, TMJ pain, toothache or cervical arthritis as the actual cause of pain. See an ENT docto ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 years experience Pediatrics
No: It will only help with pain.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
36 years experience Pediatrics
No: Fluid in the middle ear is behind the ear drum. The antipyrine drops are instilled into the ear canal and only anesthetize the outer side of the ear d ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Bankov
37 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: If it is 5.4%/1.4% solution, 2 to 4 drops in ear(s) up to four times a day.
A 1-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Flush: Call poison control in your area. Have him checked. All the best.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Earache: Try several drop of warm, not hot olive oil with a wick. Take Ibuprofen and sleep on a heating pad set on low or a hot water bottle. Good luck.
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Different/more meds.: I am not sure why he is having so much pain--inner ear infection usually not intensely painful. Swimmer's ear can be quite painful. I am not sure what ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Severe ear infection: This could be a simple outer ear infection (otitis externa) with extension to the auricle, or an acute mastoiditis (severe middle ear infection with s ... Read More
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