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Dr. Austina Cho
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Cortisporin (Overview)

Cortisporin is a corticosteroid/antibiotic combination which is a kind of skin-related medication.


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Does cortisporin cream treat poison ivy?

It can: Some people have such a mild or no reaction that they need nothing at all. Some people have more itching and cortisone cream can really help but it shouldn't be used more than a week or two. Some people have such a bad reaction they need oral cortisone or even iv! ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
14 doctors shared insights

Cortisporin (Overview)

Cortisporin is a corticosteroid/antibiotic combination which is a kind of skin-related medication.


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Can I use camphor phinique for an inner ear infection my ear is stopped up i was prescribed cortisporin and amoxivillin bunt can't afford them

Hello. : Hello. Campho phenique can help with pain in an external ear canal. However if you have a middle or inner ear infection, I am not sure that it would help with those sources of pain. Also, you must have been diagnosed with an ear infection, and campho phenique will not cure the infection. It also won't help hearing loss. ...Read more

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Can you use cortisporin to prevent an ear infection?

Can you use cortisporin to prevent an ear infection?

No: Ear infections happen behind the ear drum. Cortisporin won't penetrate past the ear drum and so it does nothing for the middle ear. ...Read more

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Can cortisporin eardrops cause dry sinus or sinus pressure ?

Can cortisporin eardrops cause dry sinus or sinus pressure ?

Unlikely: Ear drops shouldn't pass through your ear drum (unless you have tubes or a perforation) and should have no effect on your sinuses. ...Read more

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Does cortisporin cream treat poison ivy?

It can: Some people have such a mild or no reaction that they need nothing at all. Some people have more itching and cortisone cream can really help but it shouldn't be used more than a week or two. Some people have such a bad reaction they need oral cortisone or even iv! ...Read more

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Does cortisporin cream help poison ivy?

Probably so: Cortisporin is a combination of a steroid and a topical antibiotic. The steroid is probably the component that is doing the most for your reaction. I would avoid the topical antibiotic unless there is truly a bacterial infection that needs to be treated. The antibiotic portion carries the risk of an allergic reaction and can confound the clinical picture. ...Read more

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ENT put peroxide in ear in the a.m. and then I put cortisporin in ear at 10:00 p.m. Ear hurts quite a bit. Bad combination?

ENT put peroxide in ear in the a.m. and then I put cortisporin in ear at 10:00 p.m.  Ear hurts quite a bit.  Bad combination?

Underlying condition: There is undoubtedly some underlying condition present causing your pain. Presumably a swimmers ear, which is the reason an ent would use cortisporin in the first place? What did she say to use for pain? Are you using the drops as prescribed? Do you have an ear tube in place? Check with the prescribing ent about pain management and regimen for drops. ...Read more

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Can you use cortisporin to prevent an ear infection?

No: Ear infections happen behind the ear drum. Cortisporin won't penetrate past the ear drum and so it does nothing for the middle ear. ...Read more

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ear pain, ENT put peroxide in it this morning and I instilled cortisporin in it tonight for infection. Is this a combination to be concerned about?

 ear pain, ENT put peroxide in it this morning and I instilled cortisporin in it tonight for infection.  Is this a combination to be concerned about?

Should be fine: The peroxide was, likely, to help remove ear wax, though it can, also, be used to kill germs. The cortisporin is for infection and/or inflammation. So, cortisporin should help if there is an infection like swimmer ear (AKA Otis externa) in two ways: 1) kills germs, 2) makes it less red and painful. I wouldn't put both peroxide and cortisporin in your ear at the same time, but hours apart is fine. ...Read more