Which medications are used in the treatment of myringitis?

Updated: Oct 19, 2018
  • Author: John Schweinfurth, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Controlled studies of effective antibiotics in various countries demonstrate 80-90% efficacy. See also Otitis Media.

Myringitis is quite painful, and patients frequently request analgesics. Ortophenum, or acetaminophen with codeine (Tylenol #3), is commonly prescribed. See also Otitis Media; External Ear Infections; External Ear, Malignant External Otitis; and External Ear, Inflammatory Diseases.

Good results occur with use of acidifying agents such as acetic acid solution. See External Ear Infections; External Ear, Malignant External Otitis; and External Ear, Inflammatory Diseases.


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