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neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone adverse effects

A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
Underlying condition: There is undoubtedly some underlying condition present causing your pain. Presumably a swimmers ear, which is the reason an ent would use cortisporin ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Probably so: Cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) is a combination of a steroid and a topical antibiotic. The steroid is probably the component th ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
It can: Some people have such a mild or no reaction that they need nothing at all. Some people have more itching and cortisone cream can really help but it s ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ramin Ipakchi
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Unlikely: Ear drops shouldn't pass through your ear drum (unless you have tubes or a perforation) and should have no effect on your sinuses.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: He may have a sore throat, which may cause referred ear pain.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes but why?: Using ear drops to "prevent" an ear infection is not wise. You are using a prescribed medication (likely left over) to prevent something that can be p ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: There are two types of ear infections, middle ear and outer ear infections. Cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) is good for outer ear ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
33 years experience Pediatrics
No: Cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) ear suspension is one of the treatments for a current external ear infection ("swimmers ear"), but ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. Campho phenique can help with pain in an external ear canal. However if you have a middle or inner ear infection, I am not sure that it would h ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Check in w your doc: Best to return to see your doctor. Isn't clear why you are having hearing loss. Your doctor can examine your ear canal and see if there is any redn ... Read More
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