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Best Ear Drops For Ear Infection For Adults
Hi how long does a middle ear infection take to clear up for adults with taking amoxcilin 500 and over the counter ear drops no pain its clogged stil?
There are three different types of ear infections that affect different areas of the ear. Outer ear infection (Otitis externa) affects the ear canal and the outside part of the ear. Middle ear infection (Otitis media) affects the middle ear and leads to fluid accumulation behind the ear drum. Inner ear infection (Otitis interna) is a less common inflammation of the inner ear that causes vertigo, ...Read more
Not labeled for such: Eye drops formulated for ocular structures ; labeled for use as such by product inserts. Most formulations have special otic(ear) preparations for specific ear use as well. ...Read more
What to do if I have an ear infection that is getting worse even with ear drops. Help needed fast!?
External vs middle: The most important part of this question is whether you have an outer ear (ear canal) or middle ear (behind the eardrum) infection. Drops only work for infection in the ear canal. If you have an external ear infection that is not getting better with ear drops, you either need different drops, or you need to have debris removed from the canal. Either way, you need to see a doctor for help. ...Read more
I have an exterior ear infection and I am currently using ear drops from doctor. Will i have any kind of drainage from this?
From the drops: Placing drops in your ear canal, which is a closed space, will result in some of that solution/suspension leaking out. ...Read more
Ear infection: Most ear infections in older children and adults heal by themselves in a few days. However, if you continue to have pain after using the eardrops for over 72 hours and you develop a fever or become very uncomfortable with worse pain, your doctor can check you again and perhaps prescribe an antibiotic then if the ear infection has persisted. You make a painkiller to ease the earache. ...Read more
Ear drops: It depends on whether you going to have an infection of the outer ear canal or an infection of the middle ear. If you think the outer ear is involved you can use vinegar drops since the psedomonas organism which normally causes it is sensitive to vinegar. If you suspect a middle ear problem, use nose drops since the usual cause of a middle ear problem is post nasal drip. ...Read more
I have had an ear infection for 2 weeks and it's going on week 3. I have taken all of my amoxicillian 875mg and been putting ear drops in 3x daily.
I have been prescribed ear drips and antibitoics for an ear infection. After putting the ear drops in I am getting severe pain?
Ear drops: Solutions are acidic and can cause more pain than suspensions. If there is an eardrum perforation, there will be more pain. ...Read more
I've had this ear Infection for 3 days now and it hurts very bad and I went to the clinic already and they gave me ear drops nd I still worse?
Hello I was diagnosed with an outer ear infection on friday and been on ear drops since. But not getting any better they put an ear wick in to help?
Possible: An ear wick can help if the canal is very swollen and preventing the drops from entering the canal. ...Read more
I have an ear infection. I have been prescribed neo/polymyxin/hc ear drops. It says to take 4 times a day. Does that mean I have to take it every 6 hrs?
4 times a day: 4 times a day usually means breakfast, lunch, dinner, and bedtime. You don't have to set your alarm to every 6 hours. ...Read more
I am a 16-year-old male. I have an ear infection. I have some 7.5ml "ciprodex" ear drops. Can I take them past expiration? The expiration was may 2009.
The : The reason drugs have expiration dates relate to the stability of the medication over time and the possible loss of potency among other things. 3 years is too long, and while it may not harm you, you would be better off getting a new prescription to treat your infection optimally. This will require a physician prescription and usually evaluation which is a better idea than treating yourself. ...Read more
I have a middle ear infection. What type of ear drops would you recommend? (like the actuall names)
Middle ear infection: Is not treated with ear drops of any kind. ...Read more
Had a bad ear infection and was prescribed amoxicillin for 5 days and ear drops. There is no pain but I still can't hear properly. Help?
I got a middle ear infection. Should I go to the docotors to get the ear drops? Or can I go to the pharmcy and get it myself?
Go to doctor : If you have a middle ear infection, which become less common as you approach adulthood, then ear drops will not resolve the infection. With a middle ear infection the problem is behind the ear drum and unless you have a hole the drops will not and usually should not get in there. There are drops to numb the ear drum otc but drops to treat external infections are rx only and need exam to tell. ...Read more
I have had outer ear infections like 30 times in the past year and they gave me ear drops but is there anything I can do to prevent them again?
Ask for culture...: Make sure the drainage from the ears has been cultured. If it is bacteria or yeast makes a huge difference, especially in recurrent infections. If this is caused by yeast and you are getting antibiotic drops, they are just going to make matters worse. Avoid use of ear buds. Also, keep ear canals dry — use a hair dryer on low or air setting after you shower/bathe/swim to dry out canal decreases infx. ...Read more
I've had an ear infection for 4 days. My oral temperature is 99.1. Is that okay? I'm hot and sweaty. I'm taking ear drops, amoxicillan, and dexamethason.
The body has a day/night cycle so a mild elevated temperature at night midway thru infection is ok. Dexamethasone is a steroid used by some to reduce inflammation. Don't list age or other medical conditions but I advise caution in using this medication due to potential side effects and cross reaction to other medications. Give it a few more days but if not better contact your MD.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dexamethasone ...Read more
Doctorsaid I had an ear infection. No pain but i have had hearing loss in my right ear. I was prescribed ear drops but it's been 5days?
I hav e ear infection. Was given 2 x Ear Drops. Sofradex and Clotrimazole. The instructions say "install in ear"... How long do I leave the drops in?
I was told I have an ear infection in my left ear and given ciprodex and an ear drops for the pain. This was on Wednesday. It is now Sunday and I'm having pain in my right jaw. Could this be related?
TMJ: Consider the possibility of a TMJ problem. The most common cause of ear pain not related to ear problems. Assoicated symptoms include joint clicking, limited oral opening, headache. See orofacial-TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask MD, dentist, your dental society. ...Read more
My doctor prescribed me ear drops for my ear infection but when I use them my ear hurts even more. What should I do?
Keep going..: Unfortunately, sometimes there is pain before gain. If your ear is raw and sensitive, any med is likely to feel uncomfortable. But unless you push through that discomfort, the ear can't get better. It's like you need to eat when you have diarrhea even though it will make the diarrhea worse the first 1-2 days. Give the treatment a few days to work, and then if not improving, have it reassessed ...Read more
I have an ear infection and I was given what I thought was ear drops but it's ofloxacin 0.3% eye drops. What should I do?
Try it: You can give it a shot, using the eye drops, as the active ingredient is appropriate for treating ear infections. If you receive no relief in a day or two, contact your physician for the ear drop equivalent. ...Read more
I have an external ear infection and doc gave me ear drops but my ear is still blocked a week later and my sinuses are congested what next?
Follow up: Follow up with doctor for evaluation and therapy. ...Read more
Tinnitus/plugged right ear after a common cold/ear infection. Used ear drops to help with pain. Now I can't pop my one ear and its ringinh. Ideas?
Hi, I currently have an ear infection in my right ear, and since I've been taking the ear drops the pain and migraines seem to get worse. Also, recently I have had a throbbing pain in a tooth on the upper left side. Is this normal?
Do ear drops ever reach the eustachian tubes? I have what we thought was an ear infection that ended up being a sinus infection.
Did my sore throat lead to my ear infection? Does this need to be treated? Can I just use ear drops
May be related: Middle ear infections often arise after a cold or other process involving the upper airway/throat/adenoids/tonsils. If a specific germ is dominating the others in the area, they can affect both your throat and middle ears. If it is viral it will pass in a few days without treatment. If bacterial, oral antibiotics will be needed. Drops are unlikely to be helpful in this case. ...Read more
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?
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 ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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