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Dermotic Oil Ear Drops contain a strong corticosteroid that your doctor may prescribe for treating otitis externa that is not a result of a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection. Otitis externa refers to conditions that can cause the outer area of your ear, the lobe, and the auditory canal to become itchy, painful, and inflamed. These conditions include eczema, psoriasis, and allergic or irritant dermatitis.
Once your ear has been cleaned of wax and debris, a visual exam can usually be enough for your doctor to determine if there is an infection present or not as other medications may be needed to treat the infection and the symptoms. You will be shown how to administer Dermotic Oil Ear Drops into the affected ear or ears so you can continue treatment at home.
Fluocinolone Acetonide is absorbed into the treated area and works inside the cells to inhibit the production of inflammatory substances, such as prostaglandins and histamine, that can occur as an immune response to an injury, trauma, toxins, bacteria, or as a misguided immune system trigger that can start attacking your own tissues. Inflammation is how your body heals, but it can cause pain, swelling, and itching. By suppressing the immune system, the blood vessels will contract, and other fluids sent to help will be reduced so your symptoms subside. This will not interfere with the healing process but can raise your risk of increased side effects if you use Dermotic Oil Ear Drops for an extended period of time.
Ask your doctor if Dermotic Oil Ear Drops are safe to use if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or while breast feeding. Explain other medical conditions or allergies you have to your doctor and list any OTC or Rx meds you currently take or use, including herbal remedies and vitamin or dietary supplements. This can help your doctor determine if Fluocinolone Acetonide is the right drug for your situation.
Be aware that some brands of Dermotic Oil Ear Drops contain peanut oil, so check with your pharmacist if you have an allergy to peanuts before usage. Keep all medications, including Dermotic Oil Ear Drops, out of children’s reach and never share with anyone else. If your symptoms have not improved after 10-14 days, revisit your doctor as there is always a chance that an infection has occurred.
Never try inserting anything in your ear to soothe an itch as this can cause a secondary infection or damage your ear drum.