Find out more about cortisol deficiency and how it is treated. This page also contains information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) about how to deal with illnesses, accidents and other stressful events in children on cortisol replacement.
Ciprofloxacin is a type of antibiotic called quinolone, which works against many bacterial infections but will not work against viruses. In these eardrops, it is combined with hydrocortisone, which is a type of steroid, to reduce swelling after ear surgery.
Steroids are hormonal substances that are produced naturally in the body by the adrenal glands (which are just above each kidney) and by the reproductive organs. There are many different types of steroids and they have different effects on the body.