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Q. What is the best treatment for otomycosis and hearing issue in my right ear?

Answered by
Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 27, 2021 and last reviewed on: Jul 29, 2022

Hi doctor,

I have had otomycosis for the past four months. I felt a bit deaf in my right ear and itchy on both ears. I have already done ear flushing twice. It has been two months since my past ear flushing was done. But the deafness is back again, but this time I did not feel heavy on my ear. I just put baby oil every four hours.

I hope you can recommend to me a good medicine.

Thank you.

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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Otomycosis or swimmer's ear is one condition that can cause pain, deafness, wetness, and intense itching. The best way to treat this problem is to

1) Refrain from self-cleaning the ear as it can introduce fungal spores from the cotton on the tip. In addition, you have a high chance of damaging your eardrum as well.

2) Refrain from using a steroid combination of ear drops. They fulminate the disease in many cases.

3) It is always recommended to get the fungal debris suctioned out under vision using a microscope or endoscope to remove all visible fungal elements. Flushing is not a good technique as it is a messy process with less favorable outcomes.

4) I suggest you use Candid ear drops (Clotrimazole and Lidocaine) three drops thrice daily. Please remember to apply the drops with your ear facing upwards and maintain this position for the next ten minutes following the application of the drops.

5) Refrain from using anything else as drops for the ear other than what has been mentioned.

I hope this answers your query.

Warm regards.


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