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Doctor insights on: Cortisporin Tc Otic Medication

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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
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Cortisporin (Definition)

Cortisporin is a corticosteroid/antibiotic combination which is a ...Read more


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I placed 3 drops of Cortisporin in my ear canal which suffered a bleeding, open wound. Risk of systemic absorption of Neomycin? Afraid of ototoxicity.

I placed 3 drops of Cortisporin in my ear canal which suffered a bleeding, open wound. Risk of systemic absorption of Neomycin? Afraid of ototoxicity.

No worries: Cortisporin otic is used for otitis externa all the time. There is no concern whatsoever about systemic absorption and ototoxicity. You're in the clear. ...Read more

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If Cortisporin is placed on an actively bleeding wound in the ear canal (no infection) can the neomycin be absorbed into the bloodstream. Ototoxicity?

If Cortisporin is placed on an actively bleeding wound in the ear canal (no infection) can the neomycin be absorbed into the bloodstream. Ototoxicity?

Not Really Unless: Not really unless you put the drops every few hours. But the question is why would you use cortisporin drops in the ear when there is no infection. It is toop far fetched to think you will get ototoxicity from the drops, Why you ask this question? Not relevant on this site. Hope I answered to your satisfaction ...Read more

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Can cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) eardrops cause dry sinus or sinus pressure?

Can cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) 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 (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) cream help poison ivy?

Does cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) cream help poison ivy?

Probably so: Cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) 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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Does cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) cream treat poison ivy?

Does cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) 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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Can you use cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) to prevent an ear infection?

Can you use cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) to prevent an ear infection?

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

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Can you use a cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) ear suspension to prevent an ear infection?

Can you use a cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) ear suspension to prevent an ear infection?

No: Cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) ear suspension is one of the treatments for a current external ear infection ("swimmers ear"), but is not used for prevention. A mixture of equal parts white vinegar and rubbing alcohol is an old tried-and-true preventative treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a problem using cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) ear drops for an ear infection with meniers?

Is there a problem using cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) ear drops for an ear infection with meniers?

Maybe: There are two types of ear infections, middle ear and outer ear infections. Cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) is good for outer ear infections, but not for middle ear infections, which usually are the cause of menieres disease, if an infection is the cause. ...Read more

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ENT put peroxide in ear in the a.m. and then I put cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) 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 (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) 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 (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) 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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ear pain, ENT put peroxide in it this morning and I instilled cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) 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 (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) 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 (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) is for infection and/or inflammation. So, cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) 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 (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) in your ear at the same time, but hours apart is fine. ...Read more

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

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

Confusing statement: Amoxicillin is an old antibiotic and generally very cheep. You should look into a discount card you can find most places. It would be your best chance to cure a middle ear infection of the items listed. Putting camphophonique in your canal may give you something to do, but it wouldn't cure a middle ear infection. You may self heal in 6-8 weeks like they did before antibiotics. ...Read more

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Prescribed cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) drops for an ear infection, placed 2 drops in the left ear and immediately experienced moderate hearing loss. Is this normal?

Prescribed cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) drops for an ear infection, placed 2 drops in the left ear and immediately experienced moderate hearing loss. Is this normal?

Check in w your doc: Best to return to see your doctor. Isn't clear why you are having hearing loss. Your doctor can examine your ear canal and see if there is any redness, swelling or blockage. ...Read more

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I'm 34 weeks pregnant can I use Cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) solution ear drops for severe infection??

I'm 34 weeks pregnant can I use Cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) solution ear drops for severe infection??

Talk to your OB: There is no absolute restriction to cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) otic solution at 34 weeks of pregnancy, but to be on the safe side I suggest checking with your OB. ...Read more

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Can I use camphor phenique for a inner ear infection don't have the money for a prescription called cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone)

Can I use camphor phenique for a inner ear infection don't have the money for a prescription called cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone)

Hello.: Hello. Campho phenique can help with pain of the 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, if you have an ear infection, it will not cure it. It also won't help hearing loss. Is there any chance that you have a ruptured ear drum? - because I don't know what would happen if you used this substance and the ear drum was ruptured. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is aurodex otic solution?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is aurodex otic solution?

Ciprodex?: Not sure I have ever heard of aurodex. There are several antibiotic ear drops, including Cortisporin, (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) Floxcin otic and Ciprodex. But if there is an aurodex, it is probably an antibiotic coupled with a steroid and is used for external otitis or middle ear infection with a tube or a perforation of the ear drum associated with middle ear infection. ...Read more

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What is benzocaine otic solution used for?

What is benzocaine otic solution used for?

Ear pain: Used to reduce pain from otitis media (middle ear infection). Used in combination with Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Also may be used in combination with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What does otocomb otic do? Is it just an antibiotic?

What does otocomb otic do? Is it just an antibiotic?

Antibiotic &steroid: Otocomb otic is used to relieve itching, burning or inflammation of the ear, when it is infected or if it is inflamed and sore and likely to get infected.

Otocomb otic is the trade name (manufacturer's name) for ear drops or ointment, produced by bristol laboratories, containing the drugs triamcinolone acetonide, neomycin, gramicidin and nystatin. ...Read more

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How to apply otocomb otic to nose?

How to apply otocomb otic to nose?

Otocomb otic: The drug which is a steroid and is used for swimmer's ear and not used for the nose. ...Read more

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What is aurodex otic solution? Side effects?

What is aurodex otic solution? Side effects?

Otalgia: This medication is used to relieve pain, congestion, and swelling caused by middle ear inflammation (acute otitis media). This medication is also used to help remove earwax. This product contains 2 main medications. Benzocaine is a topical anesthetic that helps to numb the pain. Antipyrine is an analgesic that helps to decrease the pain and inflammation. An antibiotic medication may sometimes be prescribed along with this medication if you also have an infection ...Read more

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Is Ciprodex otic use safe when breastfeeding?

Is Ciprodex otic use safe when breastfeeding?

Ciprodex otic safe: According to Lactmed, "maternal use of an ear drop or eye drop that contains ciprofloxacin presents negligible risk for the nursing infant." The dex in ciprodex is dexamethasone, it is also negligible risk for the breastfeeding infant due to small dosage of medication. Ciprodex is safe to use while breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Is ciprodex otic (ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone) good after expiration?

Yes: Manufacturer is warranting 100% effectiveness until expiration date. There may be a very small/gradual decrease in effectiveness after expiration date. But that is still very significant effectiveness for treating ear infections. Still ok until you get a refill or run out. ...Read more

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What do I do if I get floxin (ofloxacin) otic in my eyeball?

What do I do if I get floxin (ofloxacin) otic in my eyeball?

Quinolones: Obviously, it is in the wrong place but likely not an issue. ...Read more

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What is an otic migraine?

What is an otic migraine?

Possible migraine: Migraine like headache can be caused by a bone spur in the nose. A ct scan of the sinuses is indicated and if the spur is present a septoplasty to remove it is indicated. I provide relief to almost 90% of patients with this problem. Visit my website for more information at www. Kevinsmithmd. Com. ...Read more