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Ear Mixture for Infections

A Recipe for an ear solution consisting of tubes of Monistat, Polysporin and Cortaid was posted on another thread. Anyone know where to get this stuff, and have you had any success with it?
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You can get the stuff at Walmart, Drug stores, etc . Yes it works great on yeast infections but not on Bacterial infections.

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I use this with Daisy and I LOVE it. She's had trouble with ear infections for years and finally I found something that helps. It's easy, it's dog friendly, it's inexpensive. I totally don't worry about ear infections at all anymore.

You can find all these medicines at your local pharmacy. Ask your pharmacist for help if you can't find them. You want to buy equal amounts as close as possible but in my experience, there's 1oz more in the Monistat tube than the others. That's okay, just mix it all together real good and then put in an air tight container (I use Tupperware).

Hope it works for your dog, it certainly has worked beautifully for mine
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Thanks again Jo Ellen.. What I did was use a tablespoon of each and mix it in a small container.. I know it is the right amount of each and stays uncontaminated. Great stuff because it doesn't make them shake their heads! You can find all the ingredients at most drug stores.
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Thanks so much. I'll give it a try, my Vet has confirned that it is Yeast.
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Hiker, this will be perfect for your dog then

That this cream is so dog friendly is one of the things I love best about it. Daisy got a ear hematoma a few years back. She had a slight infection that turned bad overnight. That was not fun. So now I have to be careful with anything that causes her to shake her head. Traditional ear cleaning methods are out of the question. With this cream, she maybe shakes once, lightly. And she doesn't run from me anymore or growl
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The recipe was originally posted by Arcane. Here it is:
Mix it up well, and I'd use 2-3 times day.

Healthy Ear Recipe (from Arcane)

1 tube Monistat (generic is fine)
1 tube Polysporin (use the real deal - it's inexpensive)
1 tube Cortaid (generic works here as well)

Use tubes of similar size. Mix all three together in a container that can
be closed well. It takes a bit to incorporate because the Polysporin is a
bit like Vaseline. Once incorporated, it stays mixed.

If ears are gunky, inflamed or smell bad, start with using a pea sized
dollop twice a day. Use your finger to gently push it into the ear. Rub.
Dogs will only shake their heads once or twice! It's a creamy, very
soothing mixture. Once you have the ears under control, lessen how often
you use it till you're only using it once a week. Once a week keeps ears
from getting bad again.

My doctor (human) is the one that came up with this as her dogs were having ear issues that weren't really under control from the things her vet was prescribing! Anyone that I know that has gone to using it has had
remarkable results and the dogs are much happier and SAFER than using
anything with alcohol in it. I was told by my vet that alcohol just dries
the ear out - which includes drying out the ear drum AND that if there is
even the tiniest of perforations in that ear drum, it can let alcohol down
into the middle ear where it can do permanent damage. That's why this cream is SOOOOO good! There's nothing "liquid" about it. It goes in and melts it's way down to where it's needed. No alcohol to cause drying or damage and it will take care of anything yeast, bacterial etc...
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As others have noted, the indgredients should be available at any drug store or WalMart. Good luck.
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