II. Technique

  1. Clear visible debris from ear canal
  2. Patient lies down on side
    1. Affected ear upward
    2. Auricle pulled upward and back
  3. Instill 1-2 drops of solution or until canal fills
  4. Move pinna to help circulate the solution past the air pockets, cerumen and other obstructions
    1. Pull tragus back and down several times after instilling drops
  5. Maintain decubitus position for 3-5 minutes

Images: Related links to external sites (from Bing)

Related Studies

Cost: Medications

ear drops (on 5/17/2017 at Medicaid.Gov Survey of pharmacy drug pricing)
EAR DROPS 6.5% Generic OTC $0.14 per ml

Ontology: Otic Solution (C0991541)

Definition (NCI) A solution intended for administration either on the outer ear or into the auditory canal.
Concepts Biomedical or Dental Material (T122)
SnomedCT 421713001
English Otic Solution, Ear solution, Ear solution (product), Otic solution, Ear solution (qualifier value), Otic Solution [Dose Form], otic solution, otic solutions, Otic Solution Dose Form, Otic Solution Dosage Form
Spanish solución para aplicación ótica, solución para aplicación ótica (producto), solución para aplicación ótica (calificador)

Ontology: Ear Drops (C1154187)

Concepts Biomedical or Dental Material (T122)
SnomedCT 385136004
English Otic drops, Ear drops (product), Ear drops (qualifier value), Ear Drops, Otic Drops, Otic Drops [Dose Form], ear drop, drops otic, otic drops, ear drops, Ear drops
Spanish gotas óticas (producto), gotas óticas (calificador), gotas óticas