What is a Steroid Injection into the Ear?
Steroids can be administered to the ear either orally or via a transtympanic injection. This is an injection through the eardrum into the middle ear. The medication (Dexamethasone 10mg/cc) then diffuses across a membrane into the inner ear. This allows for a higher dose of the medication to be delivered into the inner ear. This is usually accomplished via an office-based procedure. The eardrum is anesthetized with eardrops. A tube is then placed in the eardrum. The medication (steroid) is then injected through the tube into the ear. The procedure typically takes about 20 minutes with very little discomfort.
The risks of the procedure within the ear are low compared to the possible benefits. The substantial risks involved with the procedure include, but are not limited to:
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