I hope that by now your kitten is feeling better. Generally, the mites just die, rather than "freaking out" and causing more irritation. Some cats do get upset just because their ears are full of medicine, even though the medicine is not really irritating (like having your ears full of water). It is possible to be allergic to virtually anything. If your kitten is still having problems, I hope that you have contacted your veterinarian to let them know what is going on. In a situation like this, a recheck exam with the doctor who has seen your cat would be the best thing to do.
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A newer, but not FDA-approved treatment, involves the use of , a powerful anti-parasite medication. Ivermectin is especially helpful for pets who will not allow direct treatment of their ears. Most Ivermectin injectable protocols involve shots weekly or every two weeks. This is a highly effective method of ear mite eradication but there are some limitations. Certain breeds of dogs are sensitive to this medication and cannot take it. Certain individuals have similar sensitivities which cannot be predicted by breed. Injectable ivermectin is not approved for the treatment of ear mites in small animals. For safety reasons, it is probably better to employ one of the single-use products approved for use against ear mites.
administering the medication, you may need to clean your cat's ears.
One of the most effective treatments for ear mites in your cat is prevention. A monthly topical dose of Revolution (applied to the skin) prevents an ear mite infestation from ever happening. In addition, Revolution protects against fleas, hookworm, roundworm, and the extremely serious and deadly . The only infestation is does not prevent is “ringworm,” which is a fungus and not actually a worm. There are other medications to treat this syndrome in cats. Another product that protects against ear mites is Advantage Multi. It is also applied on a monthly basis, directly to your pet’s skin.
Ear Mite Medications for Cats, Dogs, and Other Pets - Pet Education
Over the counter products like and are topical medications applied to your pet's ear to clear up ear mites. Treating ear mites brings your pet immense relief from the irritation of having an 8-legged mite crawling and reproducing in their ears. Not only can your pet hear the mite and feel it moving, but your pet is also in pain because mites cause itching, inflammation, and secondary bacterial infection. Product solutions and liquids can kill ear mites only when the medication reaches the ear mite. To help the products work effectively you will need to remove the discharge and debris in your pet's ears. Removal is best done using a cotton swab with a rolling lifting motion. Discard the cotton swabs as soon as they pick up some debris so the material doesn't fall off the swab and back into the ear. Plan on using at least a dozen swabs. Take care not to pack the discharge deeper into the canal.