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Pediotic Ear Drop
Prescribed cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) drops for an ear infection, placed 2 drops in the left ear and immediately experienced moderate hearing loss. Is this normal?
Not immediate: Ofloxacin ear drop is an antibacterial medication. You will not see/feel immediate relief in your ear symptoms when you begin to use it. If you are looking for pain relief, an otc pain reliever will likely work faster. I usually tell my patients that they will start to notice improvement in ear infection symptoms as early as 24-48 hours of use. ...Read more
Son has ruptured ear drum. Placed on oral anti and Ofloxacin. Pharm gave me Ofloxacin eye drop. Is this safe to use in ear?
Yes: The eye prep is actually gentler and can be used effectively in the ear canal ...Read more
Is there a problem using cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) ear drops for an ear infection with meniers?
I'm traveling in Egypt and got an ear infection. The Dr prescribed isopto maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) as ear drops, but the package says eye drops. Can I use in ears?
Yes you can: Unfortunately sometimes the same preparation for ears isn't available, so eye drops can be as good for the external ears, but not the opposite, wish you wellness ...Read more
Depends on diagnosis: For earwax there are many options such as debrox, peroxide, mineral oil. For pain there are topical anesthetics such as benzocaine. If there is pain and drainage then you likely have a bacterial infection of the ear canal for which there are no otc agents. If there was pain and hearing loss followed by drainage then there might have been otitis media which requires oral and possibly topical ab. ...Read more
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
Wording confusion: There are 3 basic compartments of the ear mechanism. The outer canal, the middle ear with ear bones & the inner ear that is encased in the skull bone.The inner ear handles the hearing mechanism & position sense.You cannot reach it with drops.Drops are sometimes used for canal infections or middle ear pbs if tubes are present.Some drops used for canal infections can be used for middle ear infect. ...Read more
No: Antipyrine (fever reducer) Benzocaine (pait reliever) is for rx of earache. Tmj syndrome is a jaw joint problem, often caused or contributed to by malocclusion. Taking ear medication to treat jaw joint is like wearing a corn plaster for a sprained ankle. See your dentist. Ask if examination by orthodontist is in order. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers