Pharmacy Corner
Middle ear infections: what parents should know Should I buy ear drops?

Your child does not need an ear drop for a middle ear infection, and they are only used for swimmer’s ear.5 Antibiotics, if needed, are given by mouth.3 Other drops such as homeopathic drops have not been shown to treat ear infections.9 If your child is uncomfortable from his/her ear pain, you can give pain medications such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen (read more).