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Is there a particular ear drop medicine that is best for teenagers?

Is there a particular ear drop medicine that is best for teenagers?

Not necessary: Unless there is a specific problem with the ear no eardrops of any kind should be put in an ear, whether child, teenager or adult. The normal ear makes wax to protect itself and putting drops in the ear or trying to otherwise manipulate it can only lead to problems. ...Read more

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Is there an OTC ear drop to alleviate ringing of the ears?

Is there an OTC ear drop to alleviate ringing of the ears?

None: There are drops to soften wax inn the ear, but nothing to stop tinnitus or ringing in the ears. ...Read more

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Ofloxacin ear drop immediate effects?

Ofloxacin ear drop immediate effects?

Not immediate: Ofloxacin ear drop is an antibacterial medication. You will not see/feel immediate relief in your ear symptoms when you begin to use it. If you are looking for pain relief, an otc pain reliever will likely work faster. I usually tell my patients that they will start to notice improvement in ear infection symptoms as early as 24-48 hours of use. ...Read more

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Is there an OTC ear drop for tinnitus?

Is there an OTC ear drop for tinnitus?

No: There are no medications that have been scientifically proven to treat tinnitus. Since millions have this disorder, there is a lot of money to be made by "cures" remember, no matter what the treatment is, a certain percentage of people will get better through the placebo effect. ...Read more

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Is debrox antibiotic ear drop?

Is debrox antibiotic ear drop?

No: Debrox is dilute hydrogen peroxide which is used to clear ear wax. ...Read more

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Do I use ear drop for a leaking ear?

Do no self treat: A "leaking" ear can be something serious and needs a physician to examine. ...Read more

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Otc ear drop recommendations? What over-the-counter ear drops would you recommend?

Otc ear drop recommendations? What over-the-counter ear drops would you recommend?

Depends on diagnosis: For earwax there are many options such as debrox, peroxide, mineral oil. For pain there are topical anesthetics such as benzocaine. If there is pain and drainage then you likely have a bacterial infection of the ear canal for which there are no otc agents. If there was pain and hearing loss followed by drainage then there might have been otitis media which requires oral and possibly topical ab. ...Read more

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Ear itches but 4 weeks I had an ear drop called kencomb ... can I have it again because it had worked ?

Ear itches but 4 weeks I had an ear drop called kencomb ... can I have it again because it had worked ?

Yes, however...: I think you mean you were prescribed kenacomb 4 weeks ago which worked?Hopefully you have not been using them constantly for 4 weeks. You could get a prescription, however, in many cases this will settle with Vosol drops (acetic acid) which you can buy without a prescription. 4 x daily for 1 week. It is important to keep your ear(s) dry [cotton wool for shower + hair dryer after, no swimming] ...Read more

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Iam feeling abnormal sensation in jaw when I had taken one drop of otocin ear drop in rght one bcoz felt sumething crawling inside. How to cure it.

Iam feeling abnormal sensation in jaw when I had taken one drop of otocin ear drop in rght one bcoz felt sumething crawling inside. How to cure it.

Your ear wax may : Have constant mild irritation, that you felt was "crawling inside". There should be nothing else in your ear canal. You may be feeling referred pain patterns from your TMJ (joint) from your ear canal inflammation. See your doctor and have this checked out. S/he can remove your ear wax, and be done with it! ...Read more

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Is antipyrine-benzocaine ear drop used for tmj?

Is antipyrine-benzocaine ear drop used for tmj?

No: Antipyrine (fever reducer) Benzocaine (pait reliever) is for rx of earache. Tmj syndrome is a jaw joint problem, often caused or contributed to by malocclusion. Taking ear medication to treat jaw joint is like wearing a corn plaster for a sprained ankle. See your dentist. Ask if examination by orthodontist is in order. ...Read more

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I was given an antibiotic plus an ear drop, well I put the drops in and it's been about 2 hrs and I have this horrible clogged feeling?

I was given an antibiotic plus an ear drop, well I put the drops in and it's been about 2 hrs and I have this horrible clogged feeling?

Fluid in ear: The drops are blocking the ear canal. Expect eventual absorption. If the ears were not cleaned in the office, there may some trapping caused by ear wax. If uncomfortable, can try turning and shaking head to see if fluid exits. ...Read more

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My right ear is blocked after using oil ear drop!?

My right ear is blocked after using oil ear drop!?

Use some warm water: The oil will soften the wax it needs to be gently irrigated away or suctioned out by your ENT doctor. ...Read more

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I have hearing problem in my left ear. My age is 45. I took soliwax ear drop but yet the hearing problem is their.

I have hearing problem in my left ear. My age is 45. I took soliwax ear drop but yet the hearing problem is their.

How long?: Ear wax can certainly be the cause of sudden hearing loss but it could also be from fluid behind the drum or sudden injury to the nerve for hearing. Sudden hearing loss needs immediate attention with referral to ENT if there is fluid behind the drum as in rare cases it may be from tumors at the eustachian opening. Sudden nerve loss is treated with steroids. Unilateral hearing loss must be seen. ...Read more

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What's a good over-the-counter ear drop to help clean/drain ears? My ear feels as if it needs to be drained i cleaned got nothing. Help its irritating

What's a good over-the-counter ear drop to help clean/drain ears? My ear feels as if it needs to be drained i cleaned got nothing. Help its irritating

Debrox: A common, over the counter preparation for removal of cerumen (ear wax) is called debrox. Please avoid usage of q-tips in the ear canal as that usually would worsen any obstruction. Remember, when it comes to your ear, do not stick anything in that is smaller than your elbow. ...Read more

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Hi, I had a silverfish in my ear. After it came out, I was prescribed this ear drop. Now my ear seems as it is muffled and I have a dim ringing in ear?

Hi, I had a silverfish in my ear. After it came out, I was prescribed this ear drop. Now my ear seems as it is muffled and I have a dim ringing in ear?

Irritation: That would not be unusual after having a foreign body, insect, in your ear. You should see an ENT doctor for a thorough ear microscopic exam and likely a hearing test to thoroughly evaluate you. ...Read more

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Hello I am using gutta sodium bicarbonate ear drop since last 2 days and now I feel e little pain in my left ear. What should I do?

Hello I am using gutta sodium bicarbonate ear drop since last 2 days and now I feel e little pain in my left ear. What should I do?

See your doctor: A condition not getting better with your treatment should be evaluated by your physician. There may be a hole in the eardrum; a physican can also evaluate for any infection. ...Read more

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How can I use debris ear wax removal. After I drain the ear drop out do I use a q tip or what to clean the wax out?

How can I use debris ear wax removal. After I drain the ear drop out do I use a q tip or what to clean the wax out?

Let it drain out: By itself, usually melted wax comes out of ear canal and clean with Q tips. Some times is very thick may not come out then you need to see your doctor ...Read more

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I accudentially put an ear drop in my left eye. Flushed it with water a week ago but I am experiencing bad pain at times.?

I accudentially put an ear drop in my left eye. Flushed it with water a week ago but I am experiencing bad pain at times.?

Eye drops: A single ear drop in your eye might be irritating but should not cause damage. Certainly a week later your normal tears should have flushed out the medication. If eye pain continues, please have the eye examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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Ian suffering from itchy ears from last 2 years. I am putting ear drop. But this morning there was hearing continuous whistle sound in one of my ear?

Ian suffering from itchy ears from last 2 years. I am putting ear drop. But this morning there was hearing continuous whistle sound in one of my ear?

Itchy ears: And ringing indicate the need for you to see your doctor. It MAY be as simple as him/her cleaning your ears out or you MAY have tinnitus, a condition in which ears can ring. In any case, your doc will help you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have sore eyes and I accidentally put an ear drop into my eye; is that bad; what to do?

I have sore eyes and I accidentally put an ear drop into my eye; is that bad; what to do?

Irrigate.: I have had a few patients do this in the past as well. I have never seen any permanent damage from this, although it may be possible. Most common it would cause redness and irritation. You should irrigate immediately with eye wash, or tap water immediately. Then follow up with your eye care provider or possibly the er depending on severity of pain and redness. ...Read more

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My son accidentally put an ear drop (neomycin-polymyxin hc) in his eye. We flushed it for several minutes, do we need to be further concerned?

My son accidentally put an ear drop (neomycin-polymyxin hc) in his eye. We flushed it for several minutes, do we need to be further concerned?

Unlikely: Most ear preparations are gentle enough not to cause any harm. You did the right thing by flushing the eye out. Observe for redness or discharge, and if nothing happens you can probably do nothing more. If anything unusual arises, see your ophthalmologist to diagnose that. ...Read more

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My 6 month old bub was prescribed kenacomb otic ear drop and keflor anti for his ear infection that he has had for a while will this clear it &howsoon?

My 6 month old bub was prescribed kenacomb otic ear drop and keflor anti for his ear infection that he has had for a while will this clear it &howsoon?

Ear infection: Most ear infections (85%) are viral in a child who has been vaccinated but having commenced antibiotics please complete the regimen — it will tke about 4 days to feel better. ...Read more

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Is there a prescription ear drop or cream that can treat/cure labrynthitis? My doc prescribed meclizine and xanax (alprazolam). Any natural remedies?

Is there a prescription ear drop or cream that can treat/cure labrynthitis? My doc prescribed meclizine and xanax (alprazolam). Any natural remedies?

No and Yes: No drop/cream will help with labyrinthitis. It is a disease of the inner ear and they can't get that far. The most effective natural remedy is time... With habituation, the symptoms wi improve. Use the medications only when things are really bad. Otherwise, move slowly and carefully. When the vertigo comes on, sit still and look at something you know isn't moving to make the episode shorter. ...Read more

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When I put eat drops in I sit with my head tilted to keep the medication in my ear. Is this correct? How long do I keep my head tilted?

When I put eat drops in I sit with my head tilted to keep the medication in my ear. Is this correct? How long do I keep my head tilted?

30 to 60 seconds: Most drops a placed in a dose of two to four drops. Usually keeping your head tilted for 30 to 60 seconds will allow the drops to get deeper into the canal and not drain out. ...Read more

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If debris is present in the ear canal even after using the ear drops, can the infection recur when cessation of medication?

If debris is present in the ear canal even after using the ear drops, can the infection recur when cessation of medication?

Don'tMicroDitchDig: It's possible, but I wouldn't go batty trying to dig it out. If, after a few showers, you think there's still some in there and that bothers you, you really should have someone look at it again with the proper equipment, like, say....a doctor or nurse or PA-and not you, or your car mechanic. Usually, whatever debris is left has been sterilized by the drops but, it could set-up another infection. ...Read more

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Morning. For a 5 month old baby with an ear infection, is there any OTC medication/ ear drops I can get?

Morning. For a 5 month old baby with an ear infection, is there any OTC medication/ ear drops I can get?

Wouldn't help: There are no drops that help an infants ear infection. Acetaminophen can sometimes help with discomfort. A true infection would require confirmation by exam and possibly antibiotics if bacterial. ...Read more