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Ear Care Antiseptic
Neither: The ear canals are self cleaning structures. The skin of the ear canals and eardrums migrate toward the outer opening automatically as the dead skin cells are replaced by new skin cells. Rarely does the ear canal become blocked unless the individual is using cotton applicators, tissue paper, paper clips, bobby pins, pencils, hearing aids or letter openers which tend to push wax into the ear canal. ...Read more
YES: Using such an antiseptic is a good idea for a 'belly button ring'. ...Read more
Yes: My daughter used these for her earring piercings. ...Read more
Expert opinions? Which antiseptic drug can you recommend for otitis media (fluid behind the ear drum)?
Confusing question: I am not aware of any antiseptic drugs used in the treatment of otitis media. However, we do use antibiotics.Those used vary by the age of the patient, the germ expected, personal allergy history and other factors derived by an office visit.Your pcp can sort this out. This site is not a substitute for an office evaluation when indicated. ...Read more
Antiseptic solututio: If the procedure of belly button piercing was done by someone who used antiseptic technique, the rubbing alcohol or betadine solution would be a better choice on a daily basis until the area is healed after that regular baths and the use of an antibacterial soap would be sufficient. ...Read more
Is there a problem using cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) ear drops for an ear infection with meniers?
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
Perhaps but...: Accumulation of ear wax is common ; can be challenging to remove- even in my office with ear syringes and tools to directly scrape out the wax it can take a long time. I recommend you try hydrogen peroxide to soften the wax- see http://earthclinic.Com/cures/ear-wax-removal-home-remedy.Html but if you have a large accumulation of ear wax you may need to see a doctor (or nurse) to have it removed. ...Read more
Decongestants: Assuming you have seen a doctor for abx, you can also use a decongestant nasal spray to help "drain" or relieve the pressure in your ears via the eustachian tube. An oral decongestant may also help. For mild pain control, over-the-counter meds will work. If you have intense fevers, severe headaches, ear drainage, a stiff neck, dizziness, or facial weakness you should see your doctor immediately. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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