Definition of ear drop in English:

ear drop


  • 1ear dropsLiquid medication to be applied in small amounts to the ear.

    ‘The addition of steroids to the ear drops may decrease the inflammation and edema of the canal and resolve symptoms more quickly, but not all studies have shown a benefit.’
    • ‘A large increase in fungal and resistant staphylococcal infections was noted in children who had been treated with antibiotic ear drops.’
    • ‘Although surgery is often necessary, antibiotic ear drops are frequently prescribed to control the discharge that patients may have with this condition.’
    • ‘Others require antibiotic treatment and sometimes ear drops for the pain.’
    • ‘That's a sign to see the doctor for a prescription for antibiotic ear drops that will take care of most cases.’
    • ‘Your doctor may suggest ear drops containing gentamicin to control vertigo.’
    • ‘Swimmer's ear is usually treated with antibiotics, either in the form of pills or ear drops.’
    • ‘I don't think I ever had antibiotics for an ear infection - only ear drops from Grandma's black purse.’
    • ‘Red Cross workers have given him a handwritten wish list of badly needed supplies: ear drops, ampicillin and other antibiotics.’
    • ‘A physician will usually prescribe ear drops for treatment of the infection.’
    • ‘I took her in to the pediatrician this morning, and we're waiting for a call from the pharmacy to pick up her ear drops.’
    • ‘In one study, children with the painful ear infection otitis media were given ear drops of an herbal combination that included garlic.’
    • ‘What if he forgets to give Natalie her ear drops?’
    • ‘Do not use ear drops if the eardrum is perforated.’
    • ‘I also recommended an application of warmed herbal ear drops followed by a warm compress two or three times a day.’
    • ‘I read your article and am very interested in the kind of ear drops I need to give my baby if she develops pain in her ears.’
    • ‘Two days later and I'm in far more pain than I ever was initially, and I'm blaming the ear drops I was prescribed.’
    • ‘I've got some ear drops but it always seems to take an age to sort the problem out, during which time I can't hear properly.’
    • ‘An oil made by macerating the fresh flowers in olive oil is used as ear drops to relive earache.’
    • ‘The best thing to do is get to the doctor who may remove the wax by syringing, or suggest special wax-softening ear drops.’
  • 2An earring that hangs down from the earlobe.

    • ‘Diamond chandelier ear drops by Stephen Russell, NYC, are perennial favorites.’