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Despite repeated anti biotics and ear drops, washing the ear

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Despite repeated anti biotics and ear drops, washing the ear with salt water as instructed by vet, my king charles x beagle has had a revolting black gunky ear . Could something be lodged in it? Is there anything else available to clear this smelly uncomfortable problem ? He is two.
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Welcome and thanks your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

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1- Has your vet look at the ear discharge under the microscope or done a culture and sensitivity?

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2- Is it one or both ears?


It is in the left ear only. Microscope showed fungal and the vet said theyre prone to it. Despite twice a day cleaning it is horrible and shows no sign of abating.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

In one ear only, the left. Microscope showed fungal. Vet said they are prone to it. Washing twice a day but no sign of it abating. Jill

Jill, in cases where we see a lack of improvement or repeated ear infection it is often related to having a bacteria that is resistant to the medications being used. To determine the appropriate medication to use I would recommend you speak to your vet about doing a culture and sensitivity (C&S) of the ear discharge. This test will isolate the underlying bacteria (s) and provide a report with a list of antibiotics that would be appropriate to treat the infection. Do Not clean or treat the ear until your vet collects the sample from the ear. Once the sample is collected then continue to clean the ear using an ear cleaning solution not salt water. You can buy an ear cleaning solution over the counter in your local pet store or vet's office. Additional topical medications will be based on the C&S results.

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