• Due to excessive bot signups along with nefarious actors we are limiting forum registration. Keep checking back for the register link to appear. Please do not send emails or have someone post to the forum asking for a signup link. Until the current climate changes we do not see a change of this policy. To join the forum you must have a compelling reason. Letting us know what skills/knowledge you will bring to the community along with the intent of your stay here will help in getting you approved.


  1. E

    How Bad Is Topical Ciprofloxacin (Ear Drops)?

    I understand Ciprofloxacin is considered a bad antibiotics, but what about topical application? I have a mild ear infection that requires treatment, and have been prescribed this. Is it OK topical and short term, or avoid at all costs? If you think it is advisable to avoid, do you know what...
  2. B

    Does Caffeine Plug Your Ears?

    When I take caffeine after not taking it for a while, my ears plug. I think this is due to an allergy to it. Both caffeine capsules and coffee does this. I read that caffeine can mask an allergy by increasing cortisol and adrenalin. Both are used in cases of allergic reactions. I dropped...