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I have flaky itchy akin in ears, I wear hearing aids in ears and I have itchy scalp. My doctor prescribed otocomb otic ointment for ears no change.

I have flaky itchy akin in ears, I wear hearing aids in ears and I have itchy scalp. My doctor prescribed otocomb otic ointment for ears no change.

A different drop?: I am not the biggest fan of preparations that contain neomycin as it is known to irritate the skin of some individuals, making the itching worse. Generally complete avoidance of q tips and using a different drop like dermotic (there is a generic now too) twice a day as needed can help. Also make sure you have a drying box for your hearing aids at night so they aren't too moist. ...Read more

Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Oral Thrush (Definition)

Oral thrush or oral candidiasis is a yeast infection of the mouth. White plaques are present on the inner side of cheeks of the mouth. The tongue may also have a white coat. Treatment is by antifungal liquid, tablets or troches. Thrush can occur when the normal flora of the mouth is disturbed such as during antibiotics, oral ...Read more


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Is it possible for a 22 mth old to get thrush in the ear? If so, will the amoxicillan she is prescribed for strep cure it, what could've caused it?

Is it possible for a 22 mth old to get thrush in the ear? If so, will the amoxicillan she is prescribed for strep cure it, what could've caused it?

No: Thrush relates to yeast in the mouth, not the ear. There may be a fungal infection in the ear but that is quite uncommon and is usually seen with chronic middle ear or external ear infections. Amoxicillin, albeit known to make people prone to yeast infection, will be the unlikely cause of ear fungal infection, the diagnosis thereof I actually doubt. ...Read more

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Thrush like symptoms yesterday, swollen gland under ear today. Sends pain when I eat?

Thrush like symptoms yesterday, swollen gland under ear today. Sends pain when I eat?

Parotitis: You should get it checked out. Sounds like you could have an infection of the salivary gland in your cheek, the parotid gland. ...Read more

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My 3.5 mo baby is really fussing in every feed. Checkd with GP no thrush no ear infection. Teething maybe. Afraid shell associate feed wth being upset : (?

My 3.5 mo baby is really fussing in every feed. Checkd with GP no thrush no ear infection. Teething maybe. Afraid shell associate feed wth being upset : (?

Maybe diet related: Are you breast feeding? If so, has anything in your diet changed? If you're nursing watch your intake of dairy foods, chocolate, caffiene etc.
She may also be uncomfortable if she's not having regular bowel movements.
If she's gassy you should burp her more frequently and try some gas drops. ...Read more

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In the 9 months since my son was born he has had a GI bug, 3 viral infections, 3 ear infections and we are now battling thrush. Is he seriously ill?

Doubt it: The average kid will lose his mothers protective antibodies at 3 months. They then have an average of 5 respiratory illnesses and 2-3 diarrheal illnesses/yr until age 5.Kids with significant immune problems have chronic thrush from birth and are hospitalized with a bone infection or blood infection by 4 months of age. Ear infections accompany uri's. Discuss with your doc, I see this in normal kids ...Read more

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My boy 5mths15days old refusing both breast and bottle from past 1 month but drinking from cup. No thrush, ear infections. Teeth is coming. Need help?

My boy 5mths15days old refusing both breast and bottle from past 1 month but drinking from cup. No thrush, ear infections. Teeth is coming. Need help?

No problem: If pt is actually getting 16-24 oz of milk then there is no problem. Introduce the sippy cup, he might do well with it. You should be happy he is coming off the bottle now. The key is drinking 16-24 oz of milk, can eat solids to get the rest of the nutrition/calories ...Read more

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5 month old gas asthma reflux had the flu 3 ear infection pink eye thrush and now boil in anus low immunity or something else?

5 month old gas asthma reflux had the flu 3 ear infection pink eye thrush and now boil in anus low immunity or something else?

Frequent infections: In view of all his infections at such a young age, I believe you should discuss his problem with your pediatrician. He may need to have immune globulins evaluated. ...Read more

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Can I clean the wax out of my ears using otic solution?

Can I clean the wax out of my ears using otic solution?

Yes: The wax cleaning solutions are made to clean out ears, as long as you don't have ear tubes in your ear drums. You can also use simple half-strength peroxide (mix hydrogen peroxide half and half with water) to clean out the wax as well. ...Read more

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I've been on cipro (ciprofloxacin) hc otic for 6 days, ear is still fully blocked cannot hear out of it but most of my pain is gone. Should I go back to get checked?

I've been on cipro (ciprofloxacin) hc otic for 6 days, ear is still fully blocked cannot hear out of it but most of my pain is gone. Should I go back to get checked?

Ear care: Yes. Your ear pain / infection is gone and your ear canal may need some cleaning. The doctor should check inside your ear and may use a tiny device or a suction to clean the debris. Do not use a Qtip since you may cause more impaction. ...Read more

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Is benzocaine and antipyrine otic solution used for swimmer's ear?

Is benzocaine and antipyrine otic solution used for swimmer's ear?

No: Benzocaine and antipyrine are used for middle ear infections. Topical steroid/antibiotic combinations like cipro-hc or cipro-dex are used for swimmer's ear. ...Read more

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I've been on cipro (ciprofloxacin) hc otic for 6 days now and my ear is still fully blocked cannot hear out of it. It has alleviated most of the pain. Wondering if I?

I've been on cipro (ciprofloxacin) hc otic for 6 days now and my ear is still fully blocked cannot hear out of it. It has alleviated most of the pain. Wondering if I?

Swelling, debris: Persistent swelling vs debris vs earwax vs other more serious problems.
See ENT who will look into ear, likely suction out wax/debris with unblocking. ...Read more

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I have psoriasis in my ear and it is inflamed, I am using synalar (fluocinolone) otic. I am in pain, what can I do to bring the swelling down, and relieve the pain?

I have psoriasis in my ear and it is inflamed, I am using synalar (fluocinolone) otic. I am in pain, what can I do to bring the swelling down, and relieve the pain?

Sounds like infected: The pain and swelling could be caused by a bacterial or other infection. Those symptoms are not usually caused by the psoriasis. An anti-inflammatory might help the pain and swelling, but I think it'd be best to get medical attention. You might need an oral antibiotic or other precription medication (s). ...Read more

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Does antipyrine-benzocaine otic help for swimmers ear?

Does antipyrine-benzocaine otic help for swimmers ear?

Not an antibiotic: So will no clear the infection. It may numb it but it may also irritate the ear canal more. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed otocomb otic ear drops. The pain in my right ear is almost unbearable now the teeth closest to the ear are numb. Andnonhear?

I have been prescribed otocomb otic ear drops. The pain in my right ear is almost unbearable now the teeth closest to the ear are numb. Andnonhear?

Unremitting pain: If the treatment isn't effective, either it has not had enough time to be effective or you were misdiagnosed and it's the wrong medicine. Return to your Physician for reevaluation, or seek second opinion with an Otolaryngologist, an ear specialist. ...Read more

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Antipyrine and benzocaine otic solution can this be used for swimmers ear?

Antipyrine and benzocaine otic solution can this be used for swimmers ear?

I discourage it: This is a numbing solution for painful ear drums. It has to therapuetic effect and may worsen the swimmers ear. Appropriate antibiotic ear drops would be a better fix. ...Read more

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Can I use neomycin and polymyxin b otic for my ear if I am allergic to e-mycin?

Yes, but....: Polymyxin cannot be used for a long time. But the combination is a legitimate substitute in most, but not all, cases. ...Read more

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It's okay to use floxin otic (ofloxacin) for an ear infection when taking penicillin right?

It's okay to use floxin otic (ofloxacin) for an ear infection when taking penicillin right?

Yes.: Floxin (ofloxacin) otic is used for a Swimmer's Ear (external canal infection), while penicillin is used for other internal infections. They may be used together. ...Read more

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I have got a poppin crackin bubblin hard to hear sound in my right ear I had went to a doctor gave me ofloxacin otic?

I have got a poppin crackin bubblin hard to hear sound in my right ear I had went to a doctor gave me ofloxacin otic?

What's the question?: It sounds like your doctor is treating your ear problem. What is your question? If the treatment doesn't work, if you don't get better or your ear gets worse; call the doctor back and let him/her know you are still having some problems. Good luck. ...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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My daughter's pediatrician prescribed Oflloxacin Otic Solution 0.3% EAR DROPS to go in my HER EYE! She has had 6 doses! What are the risks? HELP PLEAZ

My daughter's pediatrician prescribed Oflloxacin Otic Solution 0.3% EAR DROPS to go in my HER EYE! She has had 6 doses! What are the risks? HELP PLEAZ

Otic drops: Ear drops should not be used in the eye and eye drops should not be used in the ears. This is specified on the container. ...Read more

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My child ear pain ped said swim ear not full infec scribed cipro-hc otic in the past mom bad reac turned in2 a gluelike paste worried to start script?

My child ear pain ped said swim ear not full infec scribed cipro-hc otic in the past mom bad reac turned in2 a gluelike paste worried to start script?

External otitis: Make sure to keep the drops at the proper temperature. Swirl them gently before applying. If the canal is too full of thick debris for the drops to go in, an ear nose and throat doctor (ENT) can suction out the pus and even place a cotton wick into the ear canal. Usually this is not necessary, but can provide relief for severe infections. ...Read more

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My 6 year old had a bad ear ache so I gave him ofloxacin otic solution l10 hrs later he has no pain but cant hear out of his ear/ continue antibiotic?

My 6 year old had a bad ear ache so I gave him ofloxacin otic solution l10 hrs later he has no pain but cant hear out of his ear/ continue antibiotic?

Peculiar problem: Unless he has been swimming or has another reason to have an outer ear infection, the drops do nothing. Middle ear infections arise from retained mucus within the middle ear that is infected by throat germs. The mucus also prevents the ear bones from vibrating so they lose some hearing. You can either wait it out or have someone see what's really going on. The drops won't matter. ...Read more

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I m a scuba instr. Methylprednisolone help with swelling in my outer ear canal from diving I flushed with warm water and am also using ciriax otic dro?

I m a scuba instr. Methylprednisolone help with swelling in my outer ear canal from diving I flushed with warm water and am also using ciriax otic dro?

Ear: Hard to tell from the story but sounds like an outer ear infection or swimmers ear. If so DO NOT flush it. Keep it dry when showering, don't swim, use the drops and see an ENT to make sure there's no wax and to clean it ...Read more

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Gave Ciprodex otic (ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone) ear drops to child & she claimed it got into her mouth (maybe draining from Eustachian tube) did not see it get in mouth. HARMFUL??

Gave Ciprodex otic (ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone) ear drops to child & she claimed it got into her mouth (maybe draining from Eustachian tube) did not see it get in mouth. HARMFUL??

Ciprodex in mouth: Greetings. The ciprodex could get into the mouth after applying to the ear canals if your child has a perforation in her ear/s or if she has PE tubes. The drops could travel down the Eustachian tubes into the back of the mouth and throat. Even if directly applied to the mouth, it is a very low dose and will not cause any harmful problems. ...Read more

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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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15 wks pregnant, ear infection, prescribed Augmentin and Ciprodex otic (ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone) ear drop. Pharmacist says ear drop not ok, doctor says I need it. What do I do?

15 wks pregnant, ear infection, prescribed Augmentin and Ciprodex otic (ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone) ear drop. Pharmacist says ear drop not ok, doctor says I need it. What do I do?

Ear drop is fine: Topical meds like ear drops cannot get into your blood and do anything to the fetus. If the Cipro (ciprofloxacin) was in an oral medication it would not be okay, but your eardrops are fine. ...Read more

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Is it common for Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Hydrocortisone Otic Suspension USP 10 mL to cause pain with swimmers ear and a middle ear infec?

Ear pain: The suspension usually does not, the solution which is more acidic can more often. Would have ear checked for TM perforation. ...Read more

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Neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates and hydrocortisone otic solution, usp can they be used in the eyes? My daughter got pink eye took her to the hospital and this is what they gave her but the bottle says for ears only?

Neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates and hydrocortisone otic solution, usp can they be used in the eyes? My daughter got pink eye took her to the hospital and this is what they gave her but the bottle says for ears only?

Do not use this: Ear drops are way too acidic for the eye. Most of them are in the 3.0 to 4.0 range. Eye drops tend to be more neutral and will sting intensely as the PhH drops below 7. If you squirt a lot of ear drops into an eye, you may get a chemical burn.

In addition to this, I try to avoid putting neomycin solution in eyes as it is toxic and can cause allergic reactions. ...Read more

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Baby with puffed cheek diagnosed with thrush. Baby eats fine. Head and lymph nodes are fine. Dimple on it. Can thrush can cause a cheek to puff?

Thrush: Anything is possible, although that is not the usual presentation. Did you get all your questions answered with your pediatrician or diagnosing physician? He or she will be your best source! ...Read more

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What to do about oral thrush, can I hit it on the head before the symptoms start?

What to do about oral thrush, can I hit it on the head before the symptoms start?

RX NEEDED: Please have it seen and treated with an anti-fungal medication if that is the correct diagnosis.
This is more common in babies and immuno compromised adults.
Inhaled corticosteroids for asthma, used long term may also predispose to oral thrush ...Read more

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