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Otic steroids with anti-infectives are ear drops that have both steroids and anti-infectives. Steroids are effective anti-inflammatory agents and are used to treat pain and inflammation. The anti-infectives commonly present in ear drops are antibiotics, which can either kill the bacteria or inhibit its growth. Steroids and antibiotics in combination are used to treat ear infections, which have pain and inflammation component.
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