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Is Steam Activated Inhalant Of Vicks Safe For Treating Ear Infections?

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Posted on Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Question: Is it ok to use the Steam Activated Inhalant for the Vicks Air humdifier for an ear infection or without it?
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Answered by Dr. Dr.Arnab (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
go for the steam activated one...

Detailed Answer:
Hi there, Welcome to HealthcareMagic,
I've gone through your query and understand your concerns,

It's better to use the steam activated one (but do make sure to put only saline/sterile water in it, as well as regular cleaning of the outlet to prevent any foreign bodies growth)...

However, it's also advisable to start using this after the initial course of the antibiotics are finished (to avoid any re-infection of the already affected region)...

Do drink a lot of warm liquids (eg. plenty of soups, broths, hot menta tea etc.) as it'll promote quick healing...stay well hydrated by drinking a lot of water in the meanwhile...

Hope this answers your query...

Take Care
Kind Regards


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Is Steam Activated Inhalant Of Vicks Safe For Treating Ear Infections?

Brief Answer: go for the steam activated one... Detailed Answer: Hi there, Welcome to HealthcareMagic, I've gone through your query and understand your concerns, It's better to use the steam activated one (but do make sure to put only saline/sterile water in it, as well as regular cleaning of the outlet to prevent any foreign bodies growth)... However, it's also advisable to start using this after the initial course of the antibiotics are finished (to avoid any re-infection of the already affected region)... Do drink a lot of warm liquids (eg. plenty of soups, broths, hot menta tea etc.) as it'll promote quick healing...stay well hydrated by drinking a lot of water in the meanwhile... Hope this answers your query... Take Care Kind Regards