Visit the doctor-otolaryngologist. Although the "Drops" and is sold in pharmacies without a prescription, its use can bring harm rather than expected pain relief. The doctor will check the eardrum. If it is violated, from "Dropsand" will have to give. Once deep into the ear canal, the drops can cause irritation and inflammation of the middle ear. Such problems do not arise in healthy eardrum and proper use of the drug.
Buying medicine at the pharmacy, read the instructions carefully. "Drops" has no age restrictions. It fearlessly can use pregnant and lactating women. Drops do not affect the ability to manage complex mechanisms, for example a car. The only contraindication is Allergy to the drug components, in particular, to lidocaine.
Check the integrity of the packaging. Find the date of manufacture drops. The shelf life is 5 years. Open a bottle, you can keep the house at temperature not exceeding 300C for six months. The first time you use write on the box the date when you opened the medicine. In the future, you don't have to try to remember how many months has it been and is it still possible to use drops.
Warm the vial in your hands to cure has become warm and quickly penetrated his ear. "Drops" is often sold in a package with detachable drip. Remove the regular cap from the vial, screw on the drip. After using a dropper, do not remove, and the cap is tightly secure it.
Tilt the head so the affected ear is on top. Child needs to put to one side. Insert a shallow drip into the outer ear canal. Enter 3-4 drops "Drops". Hold the head a couple of minutes in the same position that the drug does not leak from the ear.
Repeat the procedure 2-3 times a day for 10 days, unless another treatment is prescribed by a doctor. Usually the pain subsides after the first admission, and the inflammatory process is terminated after 7-10 days.
Refer again to the audiologist after treatment. The doctor will evaluate the condition of your external and internal hearing organs by means of special devices. It is especially important to show the doctor the child, to avoid recurrence of otitis media.
Advice 2 : How to instill ear drops
Skill proper instillation of ear drops owned by a few. As a result, the medication reaches the inflamed area and do not provide the desired action, reducing the effectiveness of treatment.
You will need
- - pipette;
- - warm solution;
- - a cotton swab.
Thoroughly clean the ear canal from sulfur with a cotton sticks before using drops. This is especially important to do if the accumulation of sulfur blocks the lumen of the auditory canal. However, remember, you cannot enter q-tip in the ear canal deeply. First, there is a risk of damaging the eardrum, the patient may not even notice because of the presence of severe pain. Second, when a large accumulation of sulfur can promote her even deeper, causing blockage.
Before the instillation of drug in the ear heat up solution. To do this, place the bottle in a container of warm water or hold it for a few minutes in hand. Drops of a suspension be sure to shake their texture was smooth. During drug administration the person should lie on his side, his head turned a sick ear up.
If drops in the ear need to drip a small child under two years old, pull the ear back and down. An adult, on the contrary, you should pull the ear up and back. This is due to the anatomical structure of the ear canal in adults and children. Failure to follow this technique, the ear canal is not straightened to a sufficient extent that will prevent the release of the drug to the inflamed areas.
Type drug into a clean pipette, previously scalded with boiling water, and enter it in the ear canal to a depth of not more than 0.5 cm Then drip as many drops of the drug, how much is recommended by the attending physician or specified in the instructions.
Few know how to get get ear drops correctly, you need to take action to pharmacological agent from leaking out of the ear canal. To do this, press the tragus, and hold it in this position for a few minutes. Of pure cotton swab and make them close the ear canal. Only after that the patient can get up. Cotton swab remove ear about 20 minutes - enough time for processing the passage.
Remember that each drug has several contraindications. Therefore, use for treatment of the patient ear medications prescribed by the attending physician.
Cool the hot solution can cause severe pain in the ear, dizziness and loss of consciousness. Therefore, the ear drops should be warmed before introduction only to body temperature.
Advice 3 : Like a dripping ear drops to a child
Sore ears for a child is very painful. These troubles require immediate treatment, which should be assigned physician otolaringologa. The bulk of the diseases of the ears treated with special drops.
You will need
- - cotton swabs;
- - mineral oil;
- - pipette;
- - alcohol.
Drip into the child's ear medicine is not as easy as it seems. The difficulty largely lies in the fact that the vestibular apparatus responsible for balance, are very sensitive to such stimuli. Therefore, to undesirable consequences successfully passed, you should follow certain rules.
It is important to drip the medicine that is appointed for the child attending ENT doctor. Most ear drops contain corticosteroids and antibiotics. Therefore, it is important to remember that incorrect use of ear drops can aggravate the inflammation. The reason is that with improper instillation of the bacteria that caused the inflammation will not react properly to the action of the drug.
Before applying drops make sure that the ear is clean enough. But if still there is some amount of sulfur, cleansing also needed to be conducted correctly. You will need mineral oil and cotton swabs. Mineral oil should be slightly to fill the ear canal, then gently massage the base of the ear. After 10 minutes with a cotton swab to do the cleaning of the ear. To parents peace of mind, I should say that mineral oil is completely harmless, and pouring it into the ear canal is not dangerous for the baby.
In order to avoid unnecessary problems, the medicine bottle before use to warm. To omit it in a small container with warm water for a few minutes. The temperature of the drops should correspond to approximately the body temperature of the child.
Parent it is important to wash your hands before instillation. If the drug didn't come with a pipette, it should be prepared separately. The purity of the pipette also need to pay attention. If necessary, it should be disinfected by wiping with alcohol.
When backfilling the child should lie on his side. Need to collect the right number of drops into the dropper. Drops should gain as much as prescribed by a doctor. To straighten the ear canal will be much better if a little to pull the auricle down and back. To drip it is necessary so that drops down the wall of the ear canal. Then, give your child lie down for about 3 minutes.
If the child is small and does not want after instillation of medication into the ear to lie down, you can perform the procedures at a more convenient time: early morning, when the child is not awake before the day sleep; night, lying in bed.