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Can you use OTODEX ear drops when breast feeding? I have a 14 week old baby? Want to make sure these are safe before using.

Can you use OTODEX ear drops when breast feeding? I have a 14 week old baby? Want to make sure these are safe before using.

Ear drops: Provided that your ear drum is intact, ear drops work only topically and are not absorbed into the blood stream and should be safe if used within the recommended dosage and frequency ...Read more

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What do I do with swim-ear drops?

What do I do with swim-ear drops?

Use after swimming: A few drops of swim ear or 70% alcohol can be put in the ears to help any water that is in the ear evaporate faster after swimming. ...Read more

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Ear drops cause pain and pressure why?

Ear drops cause pain and pressure why?

It is possible: See an ENT to have your pain evaluated so that he or she may prescribe you a different ear drops medication. ...Read more

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If i'm having problems using ear drops, who must I call?

If i'm having problems using ear drops, who must I call?

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

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What would do if I miss a dose of ear drops? Double up?

What would   do if I miss a dose of ear drops? Double up?

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

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How safe are ear drops? Are there generally side effects?

How safe are ear drops? Are there generally side effects?

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

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Please advise if it's normal to feel itchy in the ear after using ear drops?

Please advise if it's normal to feel itchy in the ear after using ear drops?

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

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Could inner ear damage be treated with ear drops depending on the degree of damage?

Could inner ear damage be treated with ear drops depending on the degree of damage?

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

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I just put otobiotic plus ear drops and started paining very badly . Taken combiflam. Please help it is paining very badly .?

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

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Can i leave ear drops in overnight?

Can i leave ear drops in overnight?

Ear drops overnight?: What kind of ear drops are you applying? Doctor prescribed? ...Read more

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Are ear drops supposed to drip out?

YES: Depends on the amount of drops put in the ear. Usually the drops coat the ear canal and the remainder drain out. ...Read more

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Can anti bio ear drops be used after expiration date?

Can anti bio ear drops be used after expiration date?

Ear: Like all drugs not a good idea. If you need drops speak to your parents to speak with your doctor ...Read more

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It's okay to use antibacterial ear drops on a wound right?

Ear drops: Ear drops are best suited for use in the ear canal. ...Read more

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Should I continue using ear drops until the bottle is empty?

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

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I used ear drops that may have been expired, since i havent 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

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Can medicated ear drops clog your ears?

Can medicated ear drops clog your ears?

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