This is Dr. David
Gentisone HC ear drops is hydrocortisone and gentamicin
the worry is that the gentamicin can get behind the ear drum which is perforated and damage the nerves for hearing.
so it should be used if you have a perforated ear drum.
loss of sense of smell will come from a sinus infection or inflammation of your sinuses called sinusitis.
I'm not sure what you mean you say it could lead to damaged nerves but then go on to say it should be used if you have a perforated ear drum, I used to suffer from sinusitis but since I have lost my sense of smell ( over a year ago now ) I haven't had it .
that was a typo on my part.
it should say it should not be used when you have a perforated ear drum.
the gentisone ear drops.
do you have any other quesitons?
No you have just confirmed what I had found out previously, I shall stop using the ear drops and go back to the doctors after the weekend and see if there is some other remedy to be had.