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What are the ways to treat ear fungal flakes?


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Published At January 22, 2024
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Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am having ear fungal flakes according to my doctor. I want to know how much time it will take to cure and what type of medication generally is prescribed in this condition? And can it be cured without medication?

Please help.


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The condition you are describing is called otomycosis. This is a curable condition in which topical antifungal drops have to be used along with the above medication. The mainstay of treatment is antibiotics, topical antifungal drops like Clotrin plus (Lidocaine and Clotrimazole) or Candibiotic plus (Beclometasone, Neomycin, and Clotrimazole) ear drops and Levocetirizine tablet. The main thing is the water precaution. You have to keep a thick cotton while bathing and remove it after taking bath. Swimming and water activities are completely prohibited.

Take care.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Dheeraj Kumar Jonnalagadda
Dr. Dheeraj Kumar Jonnalagadda

Allergy Specialist

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