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Is it advisable to give Gentisone ear drops for babies?

hello. my 6 month old baby has got an ear infection. her left ear smells very fishy. The doctor has given her Gentisone ear drops, but I m not sure about this doctor, as he also prescribed her Otosporin ear drops, which apparently isn t suitable for children below 3years old.
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Hi,

Gentisone HC ear drops contain Benzalkonium chloride which is quite safe for babies. Go ahead and use as per directions.

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Dr. Ajeet Singh,
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