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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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!
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