The client has a chronic fungal infection of the ear. What are some nursing interventions to do in this situation? Select all that apply.

 

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- Give Nystatin

- Use corticosteroid drops

- Position the ear so the external canal is parallel to the ground

- Carefully handle drainage substances

- Avoid touching the ear with the dropper tip

Rationale

In a chronic fungal infection, give Nystatin. Corticosteroids are contraindicated. Drops should be given in an ear canal that is facing down. Use room temperature otic drops to avoid dizziness. Carefully handle drainage substances and avoid touching the ear with the dropper tip.

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