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Had outer ear infection due to using cotton swab. Prescribed Neomycin and polymyxin ear drops. Suggest?

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I had an outer ear infection due to using cotton swab. Visited a nurse and she prescribed Neomycin and polymyxin ear drops
Posted Wed, 13 Nov 2013 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Hariom Sharma 12 hours later
Brief Answer:
Stop using cotton swab

Detailed Answer:
Hi Sir,
I have gone through your query.
It suggests that you are suffering from otitis externa.
You are on the good treatment.

I personally advising the some preventing measure for this disease-
1. Water should be prevented from entering the ear.
2. Scratching of the ear should be avoided even with ear bud.

If you have any doubt, I will be available for your query.
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