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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The kind of medication your vet will prescribe will depend on the underlying cause behind your dog's ear infection. Antibiotics and drops are the most widely used medicines and are very effective in curing infections.
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For infections caused by parasites, ivermectin is often prescribed. This is an anti-parasitic medication which will kill the parasites and stop your dog scratching. Zymox is another popular medicine for treating ear infections. It comes in the form of ear drops that break down wax and other blockages in the ear canals and leave them clean so that air can circulate around the ear again. It is antibiotic free and, although it works well against bacterial and yeast infections, it can be used as a preventative measure as well.
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