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How long to antibiotic eardrops take to cure otitis externa?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Depends on situation

Oe usually responds within a few days to a week when the drops are properly used.
Sometimes there is so much debris in the canal, the drops cannot get to the affected area & removal of the debris is needed. Sometimes a wick, a fabric that can hold the drops & bypass swelling & debris must be inserted.

In brief: Depends on situation

Oe usually responds within a few days to a week when the drops are properly used.
Sometimes there is so much debris in the canal, the drops cannot get to the affected area & removal of the debris is needed. Sometimes a wick, a fabric that can hold the drops & bypass swelling & debris must be inserted.
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