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Are Ear Drops Safe To Take While On Antibiotics?

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Posted on Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Question: Is it ok to put ear drop medicine in your ears when you are taking antibiotics to ease the pain?
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Answered by Dr. Shinas Hussain (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You can use ear drops and oral antibiotics together.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for trusting Healthcaremagic.
I have gone through your query and I can understand your concerns.

You can use ear drops while you are on analgesics(pain killers) or antibiotics. They both act by different mechanisms and no contraindications are there for using both at the same time.
Wishing you good health.
Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Shinas Hussain (26 hours later)
I have a sharp pain in my ear and it really hurts and feels like a knife inside my ear because I have an ear infection and been taking antibiotics. What is that called and should I see a doctor?
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Answered by Dr. Shinas Hussain (12 hours later)
Brief Answer:
yes, please consult an ENT specialist

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for following up.

It seems that you are having a middle ear infection. It is called as otitis media.

You need to consult a doctor and early and proper treatment is required to prevent unwanted complications.

You may require further escalation of oral antibiotics course and also antibiotic drops to combat infection. Proper analgesics and other supportive measures are also needed for faster recovery and to avoid unwanted complications.

Wishing you good health.
Thanks


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Are Ear Drops Safe To Take While On Antibiotics?

Brief Answer: You can use ear drops and oral antibiotics together. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for trusting Healthcaremagic. I have gone through your query and I can understand your concerns. You can use ear drops while you are on analgesics(pain killers) or antibiotics. They both act by different mechanisms and no contraindications are there for using both at the same time. Wishing you good health. Thanks