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Hydrocortisone Otic Suspension
My son is taking neomycin and polymyxin and hydrocortisone otic suspension for swimmer's ear; when can he swim again?
7 to 10 days: If has no symptoms and has completed his treatment it is ok to swim within 7 to 10 days. ...Read more
Cortisone is a naturally produced hormone in the body, produced by the adrenal glands. It is often used as a potent medication for inflammatory disease. In serious cases, it is a "wonder" drug, and can be life saving. However, long and continuous use can cause many serious and uncomfortable side effects. Hydrocortisone is a topical skin variety and much ...Read more
My son is taking neomycin and polymyxin b sulates and hydrocortisone otic suspension usb for swimmers ear? Overkill?
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
Rapid: Most topical drugs like the otic solution you describe are minimally absorbed by the body. Furthermore, the amount you are using is so small there is more than likely small to undetectable amounts in your blood stream. ...Read more
See below: Usually this is prescribed for either 7 or 10 days---talk to your prescribing and see how long he wants you to take it. ...Read more
I accidently put neomycin polymyxin b sulfates and hydrocortisone otic drops in my sons eyes. Flushed with water. What to do now?
Likely ok: If he has not complained of any pain or irritation immediately and you have flushed out the eyes immediately, there is unlikely to be any harm done. Even if there was transient irritation, it would not likely have inflicted any long-lasting problem. ...Read more
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
Is it possible for me to use neomycin and hydrocortisone otic solution, USP on my dogs ear infection?
OTITIS: You can try using the rx to your dog. They receive antibiotics during infections. ...Read more
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