Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Middle Ear Cholesteatoma Home Care

Home care for cholesteatoma includes:

  • Avoid loud noises.
    • Wear ear plugs or ear muffs.
  • Do not place objects in your ear.
    • Do not insert cotton swabs into the ear canal.
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid exposure to secondary smoke
  • Take prescribed medications as directed:
    • Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
    • Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.

Middle Ear Cholesteatoma Pain Control

Medications commonly used to control pain and inflammation in adults with cholesteatoma include:

  • Acetaminophen decreases fever and pain, but does not help inflammation.
  • Adult dosing is 2 regular strength (325 mg) every 4 hours or 2 extra-strength (500 mg) every 6 hours.
  • Maximum dose is 4,000 mg per day.
  • Avoid this drug if you have alcoholism, liver disease or an allergy to the drug. See the package instructions.
  • Common brand names include Tylenol, Panadol, and many others.





NSAID Precautions

Middle Ear Cholesteatoma Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have cholesteatoma and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Feb 14, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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