Ear drops - how to make the right choice

A lot of new medicaldrugs and ear drops are no exception. But often not only patients, but also medical workers, it becomes difficult to navigate in a huge number of medicines, as they have different names, but often similar to the already known means composition and action. This article will help to choose the right ear drops among the many drugs offered. You will also learn how to use these medicines correctly.

Some people undeservedly consider ear dropsharmless drugs, and often this opinion can lead to rather serious consequences. These drugs, if not properly applied, instead of the expected health benefits, can cause significant harm to the human body.

In our time, ear drops are used in the presence of various ear diseases, but the main ones are external otitis, as well as acute and chronic otitis media.

External otitis media

This disease is caused by an infectiousprocess in the external auditory canal. It can be either in the form of a boil, or diffuse, when the entire canal becomes inflamed. If furuncles are usually caused by golden staphylococcus, then diffuse otitis - Pseudomonas aeruginosa, proteus, Escherichia coli and also Staphylococcus aureus.

In the presence of diffuse external otitisUses ear drops that contain antibacterial agents such as neomycin and gentamicin, as well as anti-inflammatory drugs. If the infection is caused by staphylococcus, then you should use drops that contain fusidic acid.

Therefore, with external diffuse otitis mediaIt is worthwhile to use combined ear drops for adults, which contain the above described substances, such drops as "Garazon", "Anuran", "Polydex", "Dexonsofradex", "Gikomycin-Teva", "Sofraks".

You can also use drugs that arehave a local anti-inflammatory and anesthetic effect, an example of such a tool is "Otipax." Even more effective will be its use if the drug is used as a compress.

Average otitis media

Much more questions arise in the treatment of otitis media. It happens both acute and exudative otitis, as well as myringitis, chronic exudative and chronic purulent.

Although acute otitis media is a diseasebacterial nature, but not always viruses and microorganisms are the main pathogens. Its antibacterial effect can occur only in the presence of perforated forms of the disease, because they can not penetrate through the intact membrane, and most drugs include aminoglycosides, whose penetration can not be allowed into the tympanic cavity, since they have ototoxic effect.

Therefore, perforated otitis can not be applied to drops containing norfloxacin, ciprofloxacin, rifamycin.

If the otitis media is in the pre-early stageperforation of the tympanic membrane, then the fight against pain is an important part of complex therapy. Also in this case it is necessary to fight with the infection, therefore it is necessary to perform anti-inflammatory, dehydrating and analgesic therapy. Therefore, in this case, the most reasonable is the use of such a drug as "Otypaks". It is he who provides all the above health-improving effects. Phenazone and lidocaine provide anti-inflammatory action and rapid pain relief, as well as a long analgesic effect. You can also use other ear drops, which include local anesthetics and salicylates.