A 24-year-old female asked:
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if debris is present in the ear canal even after using the ear drops,can the infection recur when cessation of medication?

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Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
Don'tMicroDitchDig: It's possible, but I wouldn't go batty trying to dig it out. If , after a few showers, you think there's still some in there and that bothers you, you really should have someone look at it again with the proper equipment, like, say....a doctor or nurse or PA-and not you, or your car mechanic. Usually, whatever debris is left has been sterilized by the drops but, it could set-up another infection..
Answered on Mar 13, 2020

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