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How long to use neomycin and polymyxin and hydrocortisone otic drops for ear pain and discharge?

How long to use neomycin and polymyxin and hydrocortisone otic drops for ear pain and discharge?

1week: Most cases of external otitis would respond within 1 week. Although these drops are efficacious for treatment of middle ear infection, ENT academy does not recommend there use if there is a hole in the ear drum or tubes in place. Neomycin is theoretically oto toxic, although rarely seen. Thank trial lawyers for driving up the price of ear drops. ...Read more

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I have a fungus in my left ear went to sent he gave me neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates and hydrocortisone ear drops will this make my ear better?

I have a fungus in my left ear went to sent he gave me neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates and hydrocortisone ear drops will this make my ear better?

No: If you really have a fungus there, none of the medications you listed will be effective. Obtain a medication indicated for fungus infection and be aware that fungus infections are typically slower to clear than bacteria. ...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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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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