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A 19-year-old female asked:

Does antibiotc (+steriods) ear ointments will dissolve on its own,or will i have to remove it,does keeping them in the ear can cause another infection?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
Ear ointments: These will dissolve out on their own, but if you find yourself feeling your ear canal is plugged a gentle removal with a Q-tip is reasonable. This will not predispose to secondary infections.
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