How Does Otic Boric Acid/Alcohol Work?

Reviewed on 6/30/2021

How does otic boric acid/alcohol work?

Otic boric acid/alcohol combination is used to treat bacterial and fungal ear infections. Boric acid creates an acidic environment that is hostile to microbial growth. Isopropyl alcohol is used as a drying agent that removes the moisture which can promote microbial growth.

How is otic boric acid/alcohol used?

Otic boric acid/alcohol is used to treat bacterial and fungal infections in the external ear caused by trapped moisture in the ear canal, a condition known as swimmer's ear. Swimmer's ear is usually caused by activities like swimming and bathing but can also occur from other reasons such as sweat and humid weather.

What are side effects of otic boric acid/alcohol?

Side effects of otic boric acid/alcohol may include:

  • Transient pain or burning

Information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.

What are names of some otic boric acid/alcohol drugs?

Generic and brand names of otic boric acid/alcohol drugs include:

  • boric acid/alcohol otic
  • Auro-Dri
  • EarDry
References
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/auro-dri-eardry-boric-acid-alcohol-otic-999418

https://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/ear-infection/understanding-swimmer-ear-basics

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