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Lidocaine Ear Drops
Why: Lidocaine does not strtch ears. If you are involved in self mutilation and causing yourself pain, consider seeing a therapist to help with this condition. Oftentime people recreate pain for themselves because they get a familair feeling from previous pain they have experienced when younger. Others have compulsions they can not control a psychiatrist can help you with that. ...Read more
Not a good idea: The reason is that you want to know what the cause is and treat the underlying condition. As you do that the pain will subside and you will know that it has healed. Giving painkillers, Lidocaine in this case will mask the symptom i.e. The pain is a symptom, an alarm that there is a problem we need to take care of. So the best is to get it checked and treated first of all. ...Read more
I've got really low pain tolerance. I was wondering if I should get lidocaine injected into my ear first before surgery?
Surgeon: Discussion with your surgeon is the best way to figure out optimal solution. ...Read more
Is it safe to put emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream on my ear lobe when removing the back of my earring (since its stuck tightly)? If yes, what's the method & how much to apply
Not recommended: I don't think applying Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) is a good idea. Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) must be able to contact and penetrate the area to make it numb. Doubtful it will be able to reach the earring hole if the earring is already in place. Also, the cream may make the earring slippery and harder to grasp. It may also react with the earring and corrode it (just a speculation). ...Read more
How can I treat ear pain+blocked ear sensation? Recurrent for 3yrs. I've used fludrocortisone ace+neomycin sulph+polymyxin b sulph+lidocaine hydrochlrid
Block year feeling: I feel you need complete ENT exam. Your external ear and middle year need to be examination. May be it is simple wax problem or infection which need o be treated. May be you need to keep ear dry. ...Read more
But when it comes to local anaesthetics during ear, nasal or throat surgury, are lidocaine and cocaine interchangable? Or is that fair to say, somehow cocaine=lidocaine+Epinephrine? Thank you very much!
Cocaine or LA w/epi: Because local blocks often require several additional injections, many surgeons prefer general anesthesia or deep sedation. ...Read more
I recently got sunburned on my face and head and used aloe vera gel with lidocaine. After using 5 times why did I feel dazed and confused the next day?
Hydration?: If exposed to heat/ sun - would want to know if you have hydrated adequately? ...Read more
Constant pain right side back of head when inhale in right nostril or press /move septum. 9 months. Lidocaine helps or breathing warm moist air?
You may have a: Significant problem with your nasal structures or sinuses or both. Make an appointment with an Ear Nose and Throat health care provider (ENT) for evaluation and management. ...Read more
Let your: Treating physician know about this so that it can be further assessed. Take care. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
My problem is white fungus in ear what is the correct ear drops we can use. And also the tablets.?
How long do ciprodex ear drops last for if sealed? I was just prescribed this again and it'll be $200 to purchase.
Check expiration: Look for the expiration date on the vial. ...Read more
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
I have got hearing probelms for a very long time and I put strong ear drops but my hearing is not improving how to cure it completely?
Ear: Like all drugs not a good idea. If you need drops speak to your parents to speak with your doctor ...Read more
Ear drops: Ear drops are best suited for use in the ear canal. ...Read more
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
I used ear drops that may have been expired, since I haven't 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
Yes: Drops can either make ear wax swell up, mix with infected material to make a plug, form a film that dries on the drum, cause the canal skin to swell in an allergic reaction usually to neomycin, or kill normal bacteria which can promote fungal growth in the canal. Should have ears checked if it continues. ...Read more
Cotton: A small bit of cotton in the very outer part of the ear can help keep the drops from leaking. Also be judicious about the amount of drops used- don't need to flood the canal in most cases. ...Read more
Feel it: You should be able to feel the drops going in one by one. Do not insert the tip in your ear. ...Read more