hydrocortisone/yerba santa drops - otic, Earsol-HC
GENERIC NAME: HYDROCORTISONE/YERBA SANTA DROPS - OTIC (HYE-droe-KOR-ti-sone/YUR-buh SAN-tuh)
BRAND NAME(S): Earsol-HC
USES: This combination product is used to treat itchy ears. Hydrocortisone is a steroid that helps to decrease the redness, swelling, and itching. Yerba santa has been used to decrease skin irritation and moisturize the skin.Do not use this product in children younger than 2 years unless directed by the doctor.Some herbal products have been found to contain possibly harmful impurities/additives. Check with your pharmacist for more details about the brand you use.The FDA has not reviewed yerba santa for safety or effectiveness. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
HOW TO USE: To make sure that the right amount of medication is given, and to avoid touching the ear with the dropper, have another person insert the drops if possible. To lower the risk of dizziness, hold the container in your hand for a few minutes in order to warm it.To apply ear drops, wash your hands first. To avoid contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your ear or any other surface. Lie on your side or tilt the affected ear upward. Hold the dropper directly over the ear, and place the prescribed number of drops into the ear canal, usually up to 3 to 4 times daily or as directed by your doctor. To help the drops roll into the ear of an adult, hold the earlobe up and back. In children, hold the earlobe down and back. Keep the head tilted for about 5 minutes or insert a soft cotton plug if so directed. Repeat for the other ear if so directed. Do not rinse the dropper. Replace the cap after use.Do not use in the eye.Tell your doctor if your condition persists for more than 7 days or if it worsens.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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