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Health Tip: Care for Pierced Ears

Posted 27 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Pierced ears may be all the rage, but they can lead to infection if not properly cared for. The American Academy of Dermatology Association suggests how to reduce your risk: Always wash your hands after touching your ears. After you pierce your ears, leave the earrings in for at least six weeks to prevent the holes from closing. Wash your ears with soap and water at least once daily. Twist ...

That Ocean Swim May Come With Infection Risks

Posted 18 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, March 18, 2018 – Frolicking in the sea may torpedo your health, new research suggests. It found a twofold increased risk for general ear problems, a 77 percent increased risk for earaches and a 29 percent increased risk for diarrhea and other gastrointestinal illnesses among people who swam in the sea. The findings came from an analysis of 19 studies, involving more than 120,000 people, ...

For Kids With Earwax, Skip Cotton Swabs, Expert Urges

Posted 9 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 – Cotton swabs might seem like handy tools for clearing wax from children's ears, but they just might do more harm than good. In fact, each year roughly 12,540 injuries to children's ears stem from the use of cotton swabs, according to a study cited by Dr. Jay Shah, who specializes in conditions that affect children's ears, nose and throat. He's a pediatric otolaryngologist ...

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 ...

FDA Approves Otiprio (ciprofloxacin otic suspension) for the Treatment of Pediatric Patients Undergoing Tympanostomy Tube Placement Surgery

Posted 11 Dec 2015 by Drugs.com

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Otonomy, Inc. (Nasdaq:OTIC), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapeutics for diseases and disorders of the ear, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Otiprio (ciprofloxacin otic suspension) for the treatment of pediatric patients with bilateral otitis ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Unapproved Prescription Ear Drop (Otic) Products: Not FDA Evaluated for Safety, Effectiveness and Quality

Posted 1 Jul 2015 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: FDA announced its intention to take enforcement action against companies that manufacture and/or distribute certain unapproved prescription ear drop products (known as otic products) labeled to relieve ear pain, infection, and inflammation. The unapproved prescription ear drops contain active ingredients such as benzocaine and hydrocortisone, and have not been evaluated by the FDA for ...

FDA Takes Action Against Unapproved Prescription Ear Drop Products

Posted 1 Jul 2015 by Drugs.com

July 1, 2015 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced its intention to take enforcement action against companies that manufacture and/or distribute certain unapproved prescription ear drop products (known as otic products) labeled to relieve ear pain, infection, and inflammation. The unapproved prescription ear drops contain active ingredients such as benzocaine and ...

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