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Is Clotrimazole instilled into the ear drains into the throat due to ruptured ear drum harmful?

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Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

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Posted on Wed, 12 Sep 2018 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: My doctor prescribed clotrimazole solution (1%) for use in my ear to treat a suspected fungus. It drains into my throat apparently because I have a ruptured ear drum. Is this dangerous?
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Perforated ear drum.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for putting up the query.

The ear drops gets trickle down into the throat in case of perforation in ear drum. The concentration is very low so not that harmful.

You should continue with the medicines.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care,
Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal, ENT Specialist
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