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yes, the diagnosis sounds correct.
this is not dangerous for your hearing, it is now an external otitis, outer ear infection, should clear up fine with the wick and ciprodex and will not affect hearing
swelling should get much better over 24-36 hours if you use the drops correctly
no, there is no danger of hearing damage with ciprodex, it is a topical steroid, it affects the skin of the outer ear only and also has a topical antibiotic
since this is applied to the skin the amount of systemic absorption is minimal and will not affect your hearing
no, burrow's solution is not a good idea
you are on the correct medication which will treat your external otitis
you need to listen to your ENT doctors
they trained for five years after graduating medical school to do what they do
the external otitis which you have now was probably caused by the q tip
breaking the skin
do not use the burrows solution with the ciprodex
you have a wick in your ear and the ciprodex is all you need
you need to just do what your ENT has asked you to do
this will take a bit of time
but please do not add things here and there and second guess your second ENT
external otitis is common, is often diagnosed in the ER, and is treated exactly as you are being treated.
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but for now, simply let this medicine do it's job
there is no way to hurry this along and you are being properly treated.
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