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Dr. Chad Levitt
7 doctors shared insights

Benzocaine Ear Drops (Overview)

Benzocaine ear drops is an ear drop which is a kind of ears, nose, throat agent.


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I have increased ear pain after using benzocaine ear drops? What to do?

I have increased ear pain after using benzocaine ear drops? What to do?

Stop the drops: Some people can develop an allergic reaction to these ear drops and if not you risk covering up the real cause of your ear problem.Have a primary care provider examine your ear, preferably drop free for at least a day. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
7 doctors shared insights

Benzocaine Ear Drops (Overview)

Benzocaine ear drops is an ear drop which is a kind of ears, nose, throat agent.


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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Keep water out of ears (use earplugs or shower cap when showering)
Daily
Use eardrops as directed
Daily
Use Tylenol or warm compresses to minimize pain
3x day
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Increased ear pain using benzocaine ear drops?

Increased ear pain using benzocaine ear drops?

See a doctor: If you are experiencing increased pain with "numbing drops" the ear needs examination. ...Read more

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I have increased ear pain after using benzocaine ear drops? What to do?

Stop the drops: Some people can develop an allergic reaction to these ear drops and if not you risk covering up the real cause of your ear problem.Have a primary care provider examine your ear, preferably drop free for at least a day. ...Read more

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
Once
Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
Once
Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
Once
Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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I noticed increased ear pain after using benzocaine ear drops. Why would that be?

I noticed increased ear pain after using benzocaine ear drops. Why would that be?

Otalgia: Many patients that complain of ear pain actually has headache, TMJ pain, toothache or cervical arthritis as the actual cause of pain. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Could antipyrine benzocaine ear drops help cracking and popping in the ears due to fliud ?

No: Fluid in the middle ear is behind the ear drum. The antipyrine drops are instilled into the ear canal and only anesthetize the outer side of the ear drum, which would help the pain of an acute ear infection. They would have no effect on fluid on the other side of the eardrum. ...Read more

Dr. Itzhak Kronzon
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Benzocaine (Definition)

Benzocaine is an ear drop which is a kind of ...Read more