Ensure Patients Get the Right Med for Swimmer's Ear
Summer is here...and so are Rxs for swimmer's ear.
This bacterial infection is often due to water trapped in the ear canal. But it can also be caused by earbuds, eczema, etc.
Expect most patients with swimmer's ear who have an intact eardrum to get generic otic Cortisporin (neomycin/polymyxin B/hydrocortisone)...or a quinolone antibiotic drop (ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin).