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Precautions to be taken for an ear infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I got cold last saturday and from yesterday night my right ear started aching, i suspect it to be otitis media. I have started taking ciplox 500 and dolo 650 since today morning. Do i need to take any other medicine..
User :   good evening Doctor
User :   have you got my query?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   I think you continue on the same set of medicines
Doctor :   for 5 days
Doctor :   Increase the DOLO, to thrice a day
User :   i also noticed some fluid coming out of my ear
Doctor :   Plug the ear with cotton when you take bath
Doctor :   It is Otitis
User :   yes
Doctor :   Is Ciplox drops or oral tablet
User :   will the medicine prevent my left ear getting infected
User :   its tab 500 Mg
Doctor :   Yes
User :   do i need to plug cotton when in office as well
User :   as the temperature maintained in out office is less
User :   any specific diet is needed?
Doctor :   No changes in diet
Doctor :   No need to plug in office
Doctor :   Do not poke the ear
Doctor :   Just clear off the liquid with clean cotton
Doctor :   that comes from the ear
User :   ok
User :   tab ciplox i am taking in morning and night is that OK
User :   any tip which can help in better sleep as the pain seems to be more only in the nights
Doctor :   yes
User :   is it advisable to plug the ears with cotton all the time or better to leave it open?
Doctor :   Leave it open
Doctor :   Do not let moisture or humidity stay
User :   reg, this - "any tip which can help in better sleep as the pain seems to be more only in the nights"
Doctor :   Take the tablet and sleep
Doctor :   Next, if the discharge is increased even after two days of medicine
Doctor :   then you need to check back with your doctor for a change of medicine
User :   is tab. cipran differnet from tab. ciplox?
User :   sorry cifran
Doctor :   Both are the same
Doctor :   Ciprofloxacin
User :   Ciprofloxacin hydrichloride
Doctor :   yes
User :   are you a general physician or an ENT specialist
Doctor :   General Physician
User :   can i take tab. combiflam instead of tab. dolo
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   It is a better pain killer
User :   the dosage shoud i take it thrice a day?
Doctor :   yes
User :   and the ciplox is only twice
Doctor :   yes
User :   can i apply axe oil on the nose to releive the nose blockage due to mucus
Doctor :   Vicks is the best
Doctor :   with steam inhalation
Doctor :   Do it three to four times a day
Doctor :   Remove the mucus as it forms and clean the nose
Doctor :   Mucus makes more mucus to form
Doctor :   so cleaning it helps faster
User :   is there a problem if i drink normal water or shud i drink warm/hot water?
Doctor :   Warm or Normal water
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