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A 34-year-old female asked:

what do i do for an allergic reaction to neosporin on my ears, it has blistered and cracked in just one day. do i wash with antibacterial soap? benadr

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Try cortisone cream: Your best bet is hydrocortisone cream OTC. If it does not fast or well enough, you will need to see your doctor to get a more potent Rx cortisone preparation. Unfortunately the damage has already been done and thus simply wash it out with soap and water would be fine (if in the ear canals and not outer ears, but sure to dry the canal out gently with a Qtip since alcohol will cause to much pain.

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Last updated Mar 17, 2018

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