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Hi. Welcome to Just Answer. My name is***** I'm sorry to here about this persistent problem with Miss Katie Rascal. Honestly, the best thing you can do is a recheck with your vet for them to assess why the current course of therapy isn't resolving the issue. Could this be a bacterial infection in the ear now and not just a yeast infection? What can be done is a swab of the ear to look at the material from it under a microscope slide to assess what is there. If they see a certain type of bacteria, they may consider doing a culture of it to see what antibiotics it is susceptible too. Sometimes a course of oral antibiotics is needed in these situations as well as topical therapy. It definitely doesn't sound like she's responding to the therapy and things need to be addressed before she has permanent changes to that ear from inflammation there. Could she have underlying allergies that are making an ear infection more difficult to treat? If this is the case, then they can address that. Could there be some type of foreign body in the ear? This is pretty uncommon, but I've seen a few.