Drops in the ear with inflammation for adults and children


Often the ears are the object of damage for various kinds of infections. The consequence of their actions are the pathological processes bearing the name otitis. In the first seven years of their lives, about 90% of children at least once, but suffer such inflammation in the ears, although otitis can be affected at any age. Consider drops in the ear with inflammation as an element of the fight against the disease.

It's time to apply the drops

ear drops with inflammation

Treatment procedures for inflammatory diseases of the ears are primarily intended to have a negative effect on the infection that has penetrated into the body, as well as to relieve symptomatic manifestations. Complex methods of therapy combine different tactics of treatment with the use of drugs designed to remove pain and stop the inflammatory processes. Ear drops with otitis - a frequent participant in the fight against its various manifestations.

The complexity of the structure of the ear contributes to the occurrence of inflammation in any of its anatomical divisions:

  • In the external - external otitis. The auricle as well as the ear canal are subject to a painful effect. Discomfort is manifested by pain as a result of injury and infection.
  • On average - the most common type of disease. The tissues of the auditory tube, the tympanic cavity, the mastoid process are susceptible to inflammation, possibly a purulent course. Accompanied by otitis media with severe pain, a rise in the temperature threshold to 38 °, tinnitus and congestion. Often acts in the form of complications of colds.
  • In the inner ear - otitis, in which the inflammatory process takes place in the labyrinth. As a rule, it is secondary. The main symptom is dizziness, as well as tinnitus, hearing loss, imbalance.

The speed of development and duration of otitis media is reflected in their classification:

  • sharp;
  • chronic.

In addition, their separation depends on the type of fluid formed during the exudation process:

  • purulent;
  • catarrhal

In turn, ear drops, depending on the effect affecting the body, can be classified as follows:

  • anti-inflammatory action;
  • antibacterial;
  • combined action.

The type of drops is directly dependent on the causes of the disease and symptoms. The price range for drops in the ears is varied.

Drops "for adult ears"

We will conduct a brief overview of drops in the ear with otitis in adults.


review of ear drops in otitis in adults

These are otic drops of a combined effect: antiseptic, anesthetic, anti-inflammatory agent.

Indications for appointment:

  • acute otitis media;
  • inflammation from a flu;
  • Otitis caused by trauma due to a sharp drop in air pressure in the environment.


  • 4 drops up to three times per day.


  • phenazone;
  • lidocaine hydrochloride.


  • injuries and impaired integrity of the eardrum;
  • excessive body reaction to the components of the drug, especially the components of the anesthetic action.


antimicrobial agent - norfloxacin

The agent is based on a substance with antimicrobial action - norfloxacin. When prescribing these drops, one should take into account the negative efficacy of the drug when infected with anaerobic bacteria.

Indications for use:

  • different forms of external and otitis media;
  • ear injuries;
  • period after surgical treatment.


  • 2-3 drops up to 6 times per day.


  • norfloxacin;
  • auxiliary components.


  • in single cases, the manifestation of allergies.


  • childbearing and lactation period;
  • children up to 12 years;
  • increased individual sensitivity to the components of the funds.


combination drops with antibiotic content

These are drops of the combined action with the content of antibiotics - neomycin and gramicidin, as well as the glucocorticoid - dexamethasone.

Indications for use:

  • acute and chronic inflammations in the outer ear.


  • 2-3 drops up to 4 times per day.


  • local skin reaction: irritability, itching, soreness, dermatitis.


  • infections caused by viruses or fungi;
  • tuberculosis;
  • defect of the eardrum;
  • hypersensitivity to the components of the drug.

Ototoxicity of neomycin should be considered before using these drops. The drug requires a cautious and balanced approach in the appointment of children, the safety of its use during pregnancy and lactation is not confirmed.


ear drops with local anesthetic and antifungal effect

These are ear drops with local anesthetic and antifungal effect, as well as antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic properties.

Indications for use:

  • moderate acute otitis media;
  • chronic otitis in the period of exacerbation;
  • inflammation after surgery.


  • 4-5 drops up to 4 times a day.

Side effects:

  • skin reactions and allergic manifestations in case of hypersensitivity to the components.


  • pregnancy;
  • lactation period;
  • perforation of the eardrum;
  • sensitivity to components.

Active ingredients:

  • chloramphenicol;
  • clotrimazole;
  • beclomethasone dipropionate;
  • lidocaine hydrochloride monohydrate.

What can drip kiddies?

drops in the ears during otitis, suitable for children

A large number of drugs used in the form of drops in the ears with otitis, are also suitable for children. In addition to the described "Otipaks", from infancy you can use the drug "Otirelax".


The main effect of using this drug is the anti-inflammatory effect of phenazone and the anesthetic properties of lidocaine. This combination provides the facility with a quick and long lasting effect. Apply the drug to 3-4 drops up to 4 times per day.

Children should be instilled in the prone position. Very small, up to three years, the auricle must be pulled back with a slope down. It is forbidden to use the drug in case of damage to the eardrum and an allergic reaction to the components.

A side effect can be allergic manifestations in the area of ​​the outer ear in the form of edema, itching, rash, redness. "Otirelax" is prescribed under the condition of an entire eardrum in the case of external and average otitis, as well as inflammation due to a sudden change in environmental pressure.


  • phenazone;
  • lidocaine hydrochloride;
  • auxiliary components.

Precautionary measures

Using ear drops, it is necessary to take actions that facilitate the ingress of medication into the auditory canal:

  • clean the ear of sulfur;
  • before using a drop, hold it in your hand to give them body temperature;
  • it is better for the patient to take a horizontal position - lie on the side with the sore ear up;
  • after instillation, it is necessary to remain in a horizontal position so that the medicine does not flow out of the ear.

In conclusion, it should be said about the necessity of consulting a doctor before using ear drops. Only the attending physician can decide on the acceptability of the use of the drug and its dosage. Health to you!