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Table 2 Effective treatments in red ear syndrome

From: The red ear syndrome

  Number of patients Type of RES Dosage Improvement
Gabapentin 7 Primary and secondary - Good
Ice pack 4 Primary - Good
Amitriptyline 3 Primary and secondary - Good
Indometacin 2 Primary 50-75 mg/day 1 patient: pain free
1 patient: good
Imipramine 1 Secondary 125 mg/day 50% reduction in pain severity
Verapamil 1 Secondary - -
Ibuprofen 1 Primary 400 mg Pain free
Propranolol 1 Secondary 80 mg Good
Flunarizine 1 Primary - -
Nimodipine 1 Primary - -
Pregabalin 1 Primary 600 mg Mild
Methysergide 1 Secondary - -
Greater auricular nerve blockade 1 Primary 2% prilocaine 1 cc + 125 mg methylprednisolone Pain free