A 33-year-old female asked:
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i'm traveling in egypt and got an ear infection. the dr prescribed isopto maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) as ear drops, but the package says eye drops. can i use in ears?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes you can: Unfortunately sometimes the same preparation for ears isn't available, so eye drops can be as good for the external ears, but not the opposite, wish you wellness
Answered on Oct 22, 2018
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If your doctor: prescribed ear drops, you probably have external ear infection. You should follow your doctor's advice.

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