"Drops" for treatment of otitis media
Ear drops, which are used for otitis media, are divided into 3 groups: Antibacterials ("Otofa", "Normaks", "Fuentes", "Cipromed"), combination products containing corticosteroids ("Sofradeks", "Anuran", "Garson", "Polideksa", "Dexon"), the individual drugs which include NSAIDs ("Otinum", "Drops").
"Drops" is a combination of lidocaine and phenazone. Lidocaine has a local anaesthetic effect. Phenazone is a nonsteroidal remedy has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effect. The combination of these components leads to faster onset of analgesia and increases the duration. Used as filler ethyl alcohol helps disinfect the ear canal.
Pain relief occurs in the first 2-3 minutes. Anti-inflammatory effect "Otipaks" is already apparent after 2 days. The drug has no ototoxic effect, it has no age limit. "Drops" is used 3-4 times a day 4 drops into the ear canal. Allowed to put in a sore ear turundy for 2 hours. Therapy should not be longer than 10 days.
"Drops" is the drug of first aid in case of otitis, especially in children at an early age, as it allows you to get quick relief from the agonizing pain. The drug belongs to over-the-counter and approved for use even in infants. The disadvantages of "Otipaks" include the lack of local antibacterial components. The drug should not be used if perforation of the eardrum.
Especially the use of "Sofradeks" for otitis media
In the "Sofradeks" includes antibiotics and corticosteroids, so the drug has a pronounced antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiallergic action. However, drops do not contain analgesic, and therefore will not be able to help get rid of pain. Drug use at 3 drops 4 times a day. The duration of therapy should not exceed 7 days.
The application of the "Sofradeks" can cause side effects that manifest in the form of local allergic reactions (itching, burning, pain in the ear canal). The drug is contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation, infants, patients suffering from hepatic and renal insufficiency. Caution should be used for the treatment of younger children. To choose the necessary drug should physician based on the indication and the severity of the disease.