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How to Prevent Painful Swimmer's Ear

Posted 19 Jun 2016 by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, June 18, 2016 – Swimmer's ear – a common summertime problem among children – is easy to prevent, an expert says. "Swimmer's ear is a bacterial or fungal infection caused by water caught in the ear canal. The tell-tale signs are swelling of the ear canal and some drainage or discharge," said Dr. Nina Shapiro, director of pediatric otolaryngology at Mattel Children's Hospital of the University of California, Los Angeles. Other types of ear infections cause pain inside the ear, but swimmer's ear causes pain when the outside of the ear is touched, Shapiro said in a university news release. Swimmer's ear can be prevented by using the corner of a washcloth or towel to dry ears after swimming. If a hair dryer is available, use the low setting and place the dryer about one foot away from the ear to dry it, Shapiro said. Never use a cotton swab to clean or dry the ear canal because ... Read more

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Unapproved Ear Drops Targeted by FDA

Posted 1 Jul 2015 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 – The prescription drops your child is using for ear pain could be among 16 unapproved medications targeted this week by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. These drugs, prescribed and sold for years to relieve ear pain and swelling, have not been evaluated for safety, quality and effectiveness, the agency said Wednesday. The agency notified the drugs' makers to stop marketing the drops following a few reports of local allergic reactions of the ear, eye, face, neck and mouth. The drops can also cause itching, stinging, burning and irritation of the ear, according to an FDA news release. "If we don't know whether these drugs have any benefits, we should not accept any possible risk of side effects," said the FDA's Dr. Charles Lee in the news release. The FDA did not release the names of the companies or the medications involved, but did note that "unapproved ... Read more

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U.S. Marshals Seize Auralgan Otic Solution

Posted 17 Feb 2011 by Drugs.com

Product is not FDA-approved ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 16, 2011--U.S. Marshals, at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration yesterday, seized all lots of Auralgan Otic Solution, a prescription drug used to treat pain and inflammation associated with ear infections, from Integrated Commercialization Solutions Inc. (ICS) in Brooks, Ky.  Auralgan is manufactured for Deston Therapeutics, located in Chapel Hill, N.C., and is warehoused at ICS.  Deston’s sale of the product in the United States violates federal law because the product does not have FDA approval and its labeling does not include adequate directions for use.  The value of the products seized is estimated to be $16.5 million. “The FDA is committed to taking enforcement action against companies marketing drugs that do not meet federal standards for safety, effectiveness, and quality,” said Deborah M. Autor, director of the O ... Read more

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