Medicine:Ear drop

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Ear drops are a form of medicine used to help treat or prevent ear infections, especially infections of the outer ear and ear canal (otitis externa). It is also used to help remove ear wax.[1] It is used for short-term treatment and can be purchased over-the-counter or with a prescription.[1]

Common types of ear drops are:

  • Acid-based detergents to break up ear wax
  • Alcohol and acetic acid solutions to prevent swimmer's ears
  • Antibiotics to treat bacterial infections
  • Anesthetics to help numb ear pain

Bacterial infections are sometimes treated with antibiotics. Examples are:

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