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Is use of Otrivin (.05%) nose drops in infants helpful in avoiding ear pain when flying?

Is use of Otrivin (.05%) nose drops in infants helpful in avoiding ear pain when flying?

Possibly: Otrivin (xylometazoline) is a decongestant that will shrink clogged nasal passages. if there is no cold or facial congestion, it will not have much effect. Swallowing helps open the passageways and clear the ears, so a good way to help your infant avoid ear pain is to make sure he's hungry by the time the airplane descends, and continuously feed from a bottle during descent. ...Read more

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Otitis media with effusion in adults causes ringing in the ears?

Otitis media with effusion in adults causes ringing in the ears?

Ringing: Ear fluid can definitely cause ringing. When the fluid resolves, the ringing will get better (along with your hearing). ...Read more

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When can you use auralgan (benzocaine and antipyrine) eardrops in children with earache?

When can you use auralgan (benzocaine and antipyrine) eardrops in children with earache?

Young : Auralgan (benzocaine and antipyrine) can be used in infants, children, adolescents, and adults for Otitis media and ear wax removal. Always ask your physician for proper use instructions. ...Read more

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Can you use auralgan (benzocaine and antipyrine) eardrops in children with earache?

Can you use auralgan (benzocaine and antipyrine) eardrops in children with earache?

Usually: The ear drop does not cure infection but may give pain relief. They should never be used if there is a hole in the ear drum or drainage from the ear. ...Read more

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Blood in ear after using ear drops used wax removing drops

Blood in ear after using ear drops used wax removing drops

See ENT specialist : Blood in ear should not be ignored. You need to see an otolaryngologist - ENT specialist - asap to rule out injury or infection. ...Read more

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Is debrox drops okay for people with ear tubes?

Is debrox drops okay for people with ear tubes?

No: Debrox should not be used in any ear that may have a hole, and a tube by definition is holding a hole open in the ear drum. ...Read more

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Do colds lead to ear infections in children?

Do colds lead to ear infections in children?

Yes: Colds ( upper respiratory infections) are generally the trigger for ear infections in kids. Other factors are in play such as ear anatomy and the immune system, but without the virus or bacteria, infection is hard to come by. ...Read more

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I'm traveling in Egypt and got an ear infection. The Dr prescribed isopto maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) as ear drops, but the package says eye drops. Can I use in ears?

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I'm traveling in Egypt and got an ear infection. The Dr prescribed isopto maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) as ear drops, but the package says eye drops.  Can I use in ears?

Yes you can: Unfortunately sometimes the same preparation for ears isn't available, so eye drops can be as good for the external ears, but not the opposite, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Vigamox for kids swimmers ear?

Vigamox for kids swimmers ear?

no: This medication is designed, tested and approved for treatment of eye disease. ...Read more

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Help! can antibiotic eye drops be used in the ear?

Help! can antibiotic eye drops be used in the ear?

Not formulated : Eye drops are formulated for eye surface ; labeled as such. Otic (ear) drops same thing. I would not use except as prescribed. ...Read more

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Exocin eye drops solution ofloxacin, can this be used as ear drops for ear infection?

Exocin eye drops solution ofloxacin, can this be used as ear drops for ear infection?

Not labeled for such: Eye drops formulated for ocular structures ; labeled for use as such by product inserts. Most formulations have special otic(ear) preparations for specific ear use as well. ...Read more

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Can you use vigamox drops in the ear?

Can you use vigamox drops in the ear?

Yes you can but cost: Even though these are made for use in the eyes but it can be used in the ear but the problem is it comes in 3ml bottle and you use 1 drop in eye three times a day.But you need a larger volume for years as much as 3to 4 drops and it finishes pretty fast and you need to get refill faster and it is very expensive about 80 dollars for 3 ml.Generic antibiotic ear drops are effective and much cheaper. ...Read more

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Coconut oil safe to use in ear daily for ear pressure? Pain/water behind eardrum currently on antibiotics but ear pressure remains.

Coconut oil safe to use in ear daily for ear pressure?  Pain/water behind eardrum currently on antibiotics but ear pressure remains.

Yes, safe but...: Yes, coconut oil is safe to use but unlikely to help this much. It does have some antimicrobial properties but ear pressure is most likely related to allergies & inflammation around the eustachian tube. Antibiotics may not help much either. Avoiding dairy & wheat may help as well as treating allergies. Consider homeopathy & seeing a cranial osteopath. ...Read more

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Can you use ciprofloxacin ophthalmic drops in the ear?

Can you use ciprofloxacin ophthalmic drops in the ear?

Use Cipro (ciprofloxacin) ear drops: There is preparation available as ciprofloxin ear drops dispenced for external ear infection. ...Read more

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Remedy for ear ache in adult?

Remedy for ear ache in adult?

Exam needed: An examination is needed to determine the cause of the earache. Your doctor can then prescribe appropriate treatment ...Read more

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My daughter is prone to ear infections can wearing ear plugs in the shower help?

My daughter is prone to ear infections can wearing ear plugs in the shower help?

Depends: If the ear infection you are referring to is an external ear infection ("swimmer's ear"), then the plugs may help in the shower. However, if she is prone to middle ear infections, the plugs will serve no useful purpose in preventing middle ear infections. ...Read more

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Why can't ear fluid in the middle ear be seen with those who have inner ear disorders?

Why can't ear fluid in the middle ear be seen with those who have inner ear disorders?

Isn't there: Those with inner ear issues do not by their diagnosis, need any middle fluid to be present.Inner ear disorders reflect an attack of the ear nerve, that usually comes through the bloodstream. Someone with inner ear disease can have incidental middle ear fluid and that may be visible. ...Read more

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Can i leave ear drops in overnight?

Can i leave ear drops in overnight?

Ear drops overnight?: What kind of ear drops are you applying? Doctor prescribed? ...Read more

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Are ear drops supposed to drip out?

YES: Depends on the amount of drops put in the ear. Usually the drops coat the ear canal and the remainder drain out. ...Read more

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Can anti bio ear drops be used after expiration date?

Can anti bio ear drops be used after expiration date?

Ear: Like all drugs not a good idea. If you need drops speak to your parents to speak with your doctor ...Read more

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It's okay to use antibacterial ear drops on a wound right?

It's okay to use antibacterial ear drops on a wound right?

Ear drops: Ear drops are best suited for use in the ear canal. ...Read more

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Should I continue using ear drops until the bottle is empty?

Should I continue using ear drops until the bottle is empty?

Depends on direction: There should be directions printed on the bottle as to how long to use them. For example, use for 10 days, or until bottle gone. If you are unsure, check with your physician who prescribed them. ...Read more

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I used ear drops that may have been expired, since i havent touched them in a year.Am I in danger?

Probably fine: If the ear drops are not cloudy or clumped and have been stored where it is cool, then you almost certainly have not done any harm. There might be a small lowering of the effectiveness if the drops were antibiotics but probably have enough effectiveness to do what you want. ...Read more

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Why are otex ear drops not suitable if you have tinitus?

Why are otex ear drops not suitable if you have tinitus?

Not: If drum intact ear wax removal, is a good thing! tinnitus, ringing in an ear may not be related to wax buildup. If drum perforation then ENT may need to remove wax to avoid middle ear damage. ...Read more

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What do I do with swim-ear drops?

What do I do with swim-ear drops?

Use after swimming: A few drops of swim ear or 70% alcohol can be put in the ears to help any water that is in the ear evaporate faster after swimming. ...Read more

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Ear drops cause pain and pressure why?

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Ear drops cause pain and pressure why?

It is possible: See an ENT to have your pain evaluated so that he or she may prescribe you a different ear drops medication. ...Read more

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Can i use ear drops for bleeding earr?

Can i use ear drops for bleeding earr?

Please see a doctor: If your 4 yr old has blood coming from his ear, he should be seen by a doctor. Go to the emergency room now if you can ...Read more

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What to do if I have ear drops are making hearing worse?

Let your: treating physician know about this so that it can be further assessed. Take care. ...Read more

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If i'm having problems using ear drops, who must I call?

The # on the bottle: If these are prescribed, call the prescriber who gave them to you. If not, you should see an ENT (ear doctor) to see what's happening with your ear. ...Read more

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What would do if I miss a dose of ear drops? Double up?

Shorten interval: Don't double the dose just shorten the interval between the next couple of doses. If you were supposed to take the drops every eight hours take the drops every four hours for a couple of times. Then go back to your regular dosing schedule. ...Read more

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How safe are ear drops? Are there generally side effects?

How safe are ear drops? Are there generally side effects?

Ear drops: Assuming you are talking about prescription ear drops, yes, they are safe under most circumstances if used as directed. Side effects included topical allergy, burning/pain. potential fungal infection. The bottle should be discarded after treatment course complete because of contamination and reduced effectiveness. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's normal to feel itchy in the ear after using ear drops?

Please advise if it's normal to feel itchy in the ear after using ear drops?

Yes: Yes, if you are allergic to a component of the ear drops. Or if as a response to the drops, you develop an external otitis, or "swimmers ear". ...Read more

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Could inner ear damage be treated with ear drops depending on the degree of damage?

Could inner ear damage be treated with ear drops depending on the degree of damage?

No: Neither inner ear or middle ear infection(intact ear drum) or diseases can be treated with ear drops. Ear drops (probably antibiotic ear drops) can be used as treatment for bacterial infections of the external ear canal and for drainage from the middle ear through a perforation of the drum. ...Read more

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I just put otobiotic plus ear drops and started paining very badly . Taken combiflam. Please help it is paining very badly .?

I just put otobiotic plus ear drops and started paining very badly . Taken combiflam. Please help it is paining very badly .?

Stop the drops: You should go see a physician so they could get a good look at your ear and treat you. If you have been putting the drops in for a while, then there is a change. If you just started them then you may have to give them time. ...Read more

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