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Can I use cerumol when using cipro (ciprofloxacin) ear drops?

Can I use cerumol when using cipro (ciprofloxacin) ear drops?

Ear drops: If there is wax in the ear or other debris then the Ciprodex drops will not really be effective. You need to get your ear cleaned out by an ent. ...Read more

Cipro (Definition)

Ciprofloxacin hydrochloride is an ocular anti-bacterial which is a ...Read more


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5 days, no relief.DX'd by ENT w/ swimmers ear. On pain med, cipro,and ear drops. Went from 1 ear to both. Hearing loss. Swollen, sore nodes. Next step?

5 days, no relief.DX'd by ENT w/ swimmers ear. On pain med, cipro,and ear drops. Went from 1 ear to both. Hearing loss. Swollen, sore nodes.  Next step?

Check with ENT: Usually oral abx would not work well on swimmer's ears but wonder if there is already abx in your ear drops. However, with the problem spreading and onset of hearing loss and tender nodes, I suspect that something systemic is going on. Need to contact your ENT again ASAP and may need blood works as well. ...Read more

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Ear infection 3wks. Cipro (cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin) ear drops first, oral cipro (ciprofloxacin) second for 10 days. Eardrum ruptured, black/green/white pus coming from ear. When will it go away?

Ear infection 3wks. Cipro (cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin) ear drops first, oral cipro (ciprofloxacin) second for 10 days. Eardrum ruptured, black/green/white pus coming from ear. When will it go away?

Middle ear infection: With ruptured eardrum, that would need the right antibiotic, right dosage for proper duration, you're treating doctor can only decide that, meanwhile make sure you keep it clean and dry, and plugged when showering, avoid swimming for now, ...Read more

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Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) ear drops hurt?

Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) ear drops hurt?

Should not: Hold the bottle in the palm of your hand for 3 minutes to warm it up before you apply the drops. If the drops hurt every time you apply them, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Do ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) ear drops hurt?

Do ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) ear drops hurt?

Not usually: These drops are antibiotic drops and usually do not hurt. You must rule out a perforated ear drum because the middle ear mucosa may be irritated if there is no middle ear infection. If there is no perforation, it is possible that this may be an allergic reaction. We need to know why you are using the ear drops and what the diagnosis has been given to you for this treatment. ...Read more

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What are common ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) ear drops side effect?

What are common ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) ear drops side effect?

Should not have any: Noticeable side effects. If your doctor recommended it, ask her/him, so you aren't delaying treatment. Since it's just kept in the ear canal, and you may have some go into your throat area, it should not cause any pain or discomfort, and work quickly. So, ask and report back to your doctor. ...Read more

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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??

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??

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. ...Read more

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How do I get fluid out of both ears? One has hole in eardrum. Will cipro (ciprofloxacin) drops help? Have no infection

How do I get fluid out of both ears? One has hole in eardrum. Will cipro (ciprofloxacin) drops help? Have no infection

Otolaryngologist: With a known perforated ear drum you have to avoid inserting anything into that ear canal. Only an ear specialist should treat your ears. Start with his/her examination of your ears to see whether there really is fluid in the ears or what pathology may be present. ...Read more

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I'm pretty sure i have an inner ear infection, i have cipro (ciprofloxacin) drops that are 2 years old, will they still work?

I'm pretty sure i have an inner ear infection, i have cipro (ciprofloxacin) drops that are 2 years old, will they still work?

Hard to say: Definitions matter to us, and an inner ear infection involves the ear nerve, is generally viral and has no treatment. A middle ear infection (the common type) does not respond to drops unless you have a hole or tube in your ear drum. Outer canal infections (swimmers ear) can sometimes respond to drops unless there is too much debris in the way. The date on the drug matters less than what you have. ...Read more

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I've had ear infection lasting about a month now in both ears. Did a zpack, cipro, (ciprofloxacin) and now antibiotic drop. They are still bothering me. What's next?

I've had ear infection lasting about a month now in both ears. Did a zpack, cipro, (ciprofloxacin) and now antibiotic drop. They are still bothering me. What's next?

Need to define: "Ear infection"???? Do you have EXTRENAL otitis which is red, itchy, irritated, swollen, weepy? Then you may be allergic to an antibiotic in the ear drops. Do you really have an infection or do you have something else? Do you have a congested inner ear? Sounds like you need a better Dr. Submit your question with indications of pain, fever, itch, inner or outer ear symptoms. ...Read more

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I have itching in my ear and I'm not sure if I may have an ear infection or not. I do have cipro (ciprofloxacin) eye drops on hand. Can I use for my ear?

I have itching in my ear and I'm not sure if I may have an ear infection or not. I do have cipro (ciprofloxacin) eye drops on hand. Can I use for my ear?

Not advisable: Generally its not good to use antibiotics unless infection is confirmed. Itching could be from the eustachian tube which opens in the throat. Drops cannot reach the middle ear. Also, maybe its just wax. ...Read more

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I took sulfameth for three days with no problems and then one pill cipro and now my ears are ringing and I have sensitively to cold in my leg and fee?

I took sulfameth for three days with no problems and then one pill cipro and now my ears are ringing and I have sensitively to cold in my leg and fee?

Self treatment?: It is difficult to understand the need for such treatment -- are treating yourself without professional advice? In any case, neither of these antibiotics is a likely cause of ringing in the ears or cold sensitivity. If treating yourself for whatever infection you think you have, I suggest you take no more antibiotic and contact your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've been on cipro (ciprofloxacin) hc otic for 6 days, ear is still fully blocked cannot hear out of it but most of my pain is gone. Should I go back to get checked?

I've been on cipro (ciprofloxacin) hc otic for 6 days, ear is still fully blocked cannot hear out of it but most of my pain is gone. Should I go back to get checked?

Ear care : Yes. Your ear pain / infection is gone and your ear canal may need some cleaning. The doctor should check inside your ear and may use a tiny device or a suction to clean the debris. Do not use a Qtip since you may cause more impaction. ...Read more

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I've been on cipro (ciprofloxacin) hc otic for 6 days now and my ear is still fully blocked cannot hear out of it. it has alleviated most of the pain. Wondering if I?

I've been on cipro (ciprofloxacin) hc otic for 6 days now and my ear is still fully blocked cannot hear out of it. it has alleviated most of the pain. Wondering if I?

Swelling, debris: Persistent swelling vs debris vs earwax vs other more serious problems.
See ENT who will look into ear, likely suction out wax/debris with unblocking. ...Read more

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Can cipro (ciprofloxacin) be taken internally to treat ear infection?

Ciprofloxacin is an: Antibiotic that comes in an oral dose and a topical drop. If you are treating an external ear infection the topical medication is far superior because it produces a much higher concentration directly to the bacteria. If the canal is blocked with cerumen and debris the canal must be cleared first. The oral form is not the preferred treatment for middle ear or external infections. ...Read more

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Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride (Definition)

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