Doctors prescribe ear drops for various diseases of the ear. Almost always, they are used for outer ear infections.There are a variety of ear drops available in the market. Each type has got its own importance in the treatment of different types of ear problems. Therefore one must use ear drops cautiously and for the correct reason. It is always advisable to use the ear drops only by the instructions of an ENT surgeon. One must never use the ear drops as over the counter (OTC) medicine as ear drops also have adverse effects. If not properly used for the correct problem they may do more harm than good, sometimes causing permanent hearing loss.Ear drops come with a variety of combination of chemicals. An ENT Surgeon is the best person to decide which combination of ear drops is the best for your problem. Therefore do not self medicate.
Correct use of ear drops is very important for their effective action and also to prevent their side effects. Most of the ear drops have instruction booklet or figures to describe the use.This article is meant to guide you for the proper use of the ear drops. Continue reading
Using Nasal Steroid Sprays Effectively
Nasal steroid sprays are used for various conditions of nose. They are one of the most commonly prescribed medications by ENT doctors to treat a variety of nose problems. They are usually prescribed for:
- Allergic rhinitis
- Chronic sinusitis
- Fungal sinusitis
- Rhinitis medcamentosa
- Hypertrophic turbinates(muscles of nose)
(Note: The above conditions are only some examples; the ENT surgeon may prescribe for other conditions on his discretion)
It is very important to use nasal sprays properly for their effective and proper action in the nose. You have to follow the instructions in the leaflet given by the manufacturer which contains the precautions one should take while using the nasal spray. One should remember that nasal steroid spray is a pharmacological drug and should be used carefully and correctly. There are no or very few side effects with it but since it is a steroid compound, it should be used judiciously and for proper purpose. Your ENT surgeon alone can decide when to use and when not to use the spray, therefore don’t use the spray like other over the counter drugs.This article is an advice for you to use the nasal spray correctly. Continue reading
Allergic Rhinitis is a condition which occurs when your nose gets exposed to allergens. Your nose over respond to the allergens and releases some chemicals in order to fight against the allergen which result in Allergic rhinitis.