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Otocomb Otic Ointment
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
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Otocomb otic is used to relieve itching, burning or inflammation of the ear, when it is infected or if it is inflamed and sore and likely to get infected.
Otocomb otic is the trade name (manufacturer's name) for ear drops or ointment, produced by bristol laboratories, containing the drugs triamcinolone acetonide, neomycin, gramicidin and nystatin. ...Read more
Otalgia: This medication is used to relieve pain, congestion, and swelling caused by middle ear inflammation (acute otitis media). This medication is also used to help remove earwax. This product contains 2 main medications. Benzocaine is a topical anesthetic that helps to numb the pain. Antipyrine is an analgesic that helps to decrease the pain and inflammation. An antibiotic medication may sometimes be prescribed along with this medication if you also have an infection ...Read more
Ciprodex?: Not sure I have ever heard of aurodex. There are several antibiotic ear drops, including Cortisporin, (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) Floxcin otic and Ciprodex. But if there is an aurodex, it is probably an antibiotic coupled with a steroid and is used for external otitis or middle ear infection with a tube or a perforation of the ear drum associated with middle ear infection. ...Read more
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
Ciprofloxacin: Nope.Get a more detailed answer ›
Ciprodex otic safe: According to Lactmed, "maternal use of an ear drop or eye drop that contains ciprofloxacin presents negligible risk for the nursing infant." The dex in ciprodex is dexamethasone, it is also negligible risk for the breastfeeding infant due to small dosage of medication. Ciprodex is safe to use while breastfeeding. ...Read more
Yes: Manufacturer is warranting 100% effectiveness until expiration date. There may be a very small/gradual decrease in effectiveness after expiration date. But that is still very significant effectiveness for treating ear infections. Still ok until you get a refill or run out. ...Read more
Quinolones: Obviously, it is in the wrong place but likely not an issue. ...Read more
Not Steriods: This formulation your talking about is very complex and I would advise you to read the pi prescribing information. Which you can get at the physicians desk reference's website. Pdrhealth. Com or some other credible online source. But the answer to your question is no this doesn't contain any steroids in it. ...Read more
If ciprodex otic (ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone) has been stored above and below recommend temps can is it safe yo ise.
Med safety: I wouldn't recommend its use in this case. If it was stored does this mean you had it for a prior diagnosis? Perhaps this isn't an instance where its use is appropriate and you may need to get seen and re-prescribed the same or even another medicine. ...Read more
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
Not a problem: Just irrigate with normal saline drops and rinse it out. You should be fine. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
I lost the lid to my child's Ciprodex Otic (ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone) ear drops - will the ear drops go bad if they sit with no top/lid? Does this affect the quality?
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