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My son is taking neomycin and polymyxin b sulates and hydrocortisone otic suspension usb for swimmers ear? Overkill?
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not necessarily
The therapy is fine as long as the diagnosis is correct.

In brief: Not necessarily
The therapy is fine as long as the diagnosis is correct.
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics
In brief: Allergy?
It is possible that she may be allergic to something in the environment.
For example, is there a smoker in the house? Does she sleep with a down pillow? Try be toting her evaluated by an allergist.

In brief: Allergy?
It is possible that she may be allergic to something in the environment.
For example, is there a smoker in the house? Does she sleep with a down pillow? Try be toting her evaluated by an allergist.
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics
In brief: No direct relationship
There is no known relationship.

In brief: No direct relationship
There is no known relationship.
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics
In brief: Pitaryasis rosea fungus
Try using head and shoulders shampoo on your body.
Lather it on for 15minutes and then shower it off. One percent Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo may also help.

In brief: Pitaryasis rosea fungus
Try using head and shoulders shampoo on your body.
Lather it on for 15minutes and then shower it off. One percent Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo may also help.
Dr. Oscar Novick
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics
In brief: Mucus plug
The jelly looking thing may be a mucus plug.
Something your son is eating may not agree with him. Take him to a gastroenterologist to find out what's causing his problem.

In brief: Mucus plug
The jelly looking thing may be a mucus plug.
Something your son is eating may not agree with him. Take him to a gastroenterologist to find out what's causing his problem.
Dr. Oscar Novick
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics
In brief: Related problems
Your thyroid problem and the production of phlegm may be inter related.
If you are hypothyroid you may be producing an excess amount of mucous which in turn can cause phlegm.

In brief: Related problems
Your thyroid problem and the production of phlegm may be inter related.
If you are hypothyroid you may be producing an excess amount of mucous which in turn can cause phlegm.
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics
In brief: Warm bath
A warm, relaxing bath may also be helpful.

In brief: Warm bath
A warm, relaxing bath may also be helpful.
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics
In brief: Vinegar will do
Yes, several drops of vinegar before and after swimming can prevent and treat swimmers ear.

In brief: Vinegar will do
Yes, several drops of vinegar before and after swimming can prevent and treat swimmers ear.
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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine
In brief: No
Exactly the right treatment-if used as an ear drop.
Do not put anymore "q-tips" in his ear!

In brief: No
Exactly the right treatment-if used as an ear drop.
Do not put anymore "q-tips" in his ear!
Dr. Robert Greer
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