Ear drops are given to patients with any disease affecting external ear specially.
Are all ear drops safe?
Ear drops are safe generally if the tympanic membrane is intact.
Some drops used for ear have a combination of antibiotic and steroid which help in reducing the inflammation and infection in the external ear which can reduce the discomfort and pain associated with the presenting complain or active disease.
Make sure Tympanic membrane is intact
So before advising any ear drops to a patient, make sure that the tympanic membrane is intact otherwise it will enter the middle ear and cause further damage in some situations.