Several medicines require a doctor's prescription. It's important to read and follow package instructions before administering. Certain drugs shouldn't be used on pregnant or lactating dogs. The medications can cure bacterial infections, viral and yeast infections. While some of them need to be applied to the ear canal for a specific duration, others are tablets that are antibiotic in nature. Seek immediate medical help if your dog shows symptoms such as lack of appetite, frequent vomiting or diarrhea, because he may be overdosed. Some dogs may just be allergic to certain drugs.
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Medication to treat ear infections in dogs and cats involves the ear drops described above, ear washes, antibiotics injections and tablets, antifungal tablets , anti inflammatories and steroids (cortisone). These should all be prescribed by a vet once the specific disease has been diagnosed. In many cases the skin is so thickened and the infection so deep seated that a long course is prescribed. It is very important that owners do not stop the medication on their own if the pet ‘looks better’ as a resistant ear infection will come straight back again and be far more difficult to treat the second time around. Middle ear infections always need antibiotics and cannot be treated with ear drops.
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On a message board for dog owners, I discovered a post by a dog owner who had spent thousands of dollars on trips to the vet and prescription medications, yet his dog's ears were not staying infection-free for more than a week or two at a time. He resorted to treating his dog's ear infections with Monistat (whose generic name is miconazole), an over-the-counter medicine for women with vaginal yeast infections. He combined Monistat with another OTC ingredient, hydrocortisone, which alleviates inflammation and itching.
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