Boric acid in the ear : how to use

Boric acid in the ear : how to use
most common alcoholic solution of boric acid is used in diseases of the ear in young children in the appointment of his doctor, he rarely used in adult practice.

Boric acid is widely used as a disinfectant in otolaryngology and antiseptic in various forms:

  • 3% alcoholic solution in ethanol for instillation into the ear of acute and chronic otitis;
  • a 2-4% aqueous solution for washing wounds and blending lotions;
  • as boric acid glycerol;
  • as boric ointment (Vaseline boron), etc.

But in any case the active compound is a compound of boron: H3BO3.

before dropping into the ear of the pre-heated to a temperature of boric acid the human body must be a cotton swab (can moisten it with a 3% solution of hydrogen peroxide) to clean the outer ear and the ear canal from dirt and earwax.

In some cases, it is recommended just to drip 4-5 drops of hydrogen peroxide, rubbing the ear at the base of the tragus and turn your head to the opposite side, removing any discharge from the ear.

then head lay on its side

(up sick ear), is instilled into the ear canal 3-4 drops of boric acid and allowed the patient to lie in this position for about 10 minutes, then turn your head to the other side (this is necessary to ensure that the solution is uniformlyI got on all the walls of the external auditory canal and the eardrum).

remaining liquid is removed from the ear dry swab.If necessary, the procedure is repeated with the other ear.

In general, the recommended daily instilled into the ear of boric acid 3-5 times (by a doctor).Treatment is usually not carried out more than a week, but on the testimony can be combined with a local antibiotic therapy when an hour after the instillation into the ear of boric acid is carried instillation of antibacterial drugs.

In some cases, doctors recommend to prolong the treatment effect of boric acid on the night lay in the ear canal soaked in it turundy (small gauze flagella), and in the morning to take them out.

complications and side effects when used boric acid, usually not observed, but in some cases can be a local allergic reaction in the form of rash and itching small.In this case, you should immediately stop using this medication and tell your doctor, so he replaced it with another.

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