... year old now he is holding his head behind his ear crying
Yes. Clotrimazole solution can be used to treat fungal ear infections. Two to three drops of the solution should be put in the ear two to three times daily. Treatment should be continued for at least two weeks after the symptoms of the infection have cleared up.
It probably feels uncomfortable for your son. Warm the dropper bottle up in your hands before using the solution and get your son to lie down whilst you instil them. If it is too difficult speak to your doctor.
Hi, my 4 year old had tubes placed in both ears and adenoids removed about 2 weeks ago, he was prescribed antibiotic (zithromax) and ear drops antibiotic to both ears, a week ago they did a culture it turns out that he has a yeast infection she prescribed Clotrimazole Topical solution and it says for external use only, I just want to make sure is safe to put this in his ears. I got the drops today I called the doctors office they never called me back, they closed early for the holiday weekend. Did you use this treatment for your son and Did it work?
I was diagnosed with an ear infection at age 5. Doctors treated this with Amoxil for recurring infections over the years. In my early 20's I was referred to ENT at the local hospital. Different antibiotics, more years of recurring infections.
At 24 I had an operation to rebuild the middle ear bones which had been destroyed by infection. This failed to work and left me with 100% hearing loss in my right ear.
Three years later I visited my GP with yet another ear infection. As he reached for his prescription pad I asked him what he would be giving me. Amoxil - again.
The thought occurred to me that it just might be time that someone took a swab and sent it to the lab to find out exactly what the infection is being caused by. Not sure why none of the professionals that had seen me over the years had not thought to do this before, but the doctor grudgingly agreed, but insisted I should take the antibiotics anyway.
3 days later, at 8am, the doctors receptionist called me to tell me to stop taking the antibiotics immediately as I have a fungal infection which is being made worse by antibiotics.
I was given a course of canestan drops which cleared the infection and I have been problem free for just over 20 years. I felt little or no discomfort using Canestan drops.
Ear infections can cause life changing hearing loss. If you or your child have one insist on a swab being taken and analysed at the lab every time.
Quick treatment is imperative, so is the correct treatment.
- Clotrimazole Information for Consumers
- Clotrimazole Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Clotrimazole (detailed)
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