A 4-year-old female asked:
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gave ciprodex otic (ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone) ear drops to child & she claimed it got into her mouth (maybe draining from eustachian tube) did not see it get in mouth. harmful??

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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ciprodex in mouth: Greetings. The ciprodex could get into the mouth after applying to the ear canals if your child has a perforation in her ear/s or if she has PE tubes. The drops could travel down the Eustachian tubes into the back of the mouth and throat. Even if directly applied to the mouth, it is a very low dose and will not cause any harmful problems.
Answered on Nov 1, 2015
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