Acute Otitis Externa

Otitis externa is an acute infection of the ear canal, which is typically caused by bacteria (most commonly Pseudomonas). Symptoms include pain, discharge and hearing loss when the ear canal is swollen shut. Any manipulation on the external ear causing pain. The diagnosis is based on the ears inspection. Otitis externa is treated with debridement and topical (with antibiotics, corticosteroids, and acetic acid, or a combination). Otitis externa can be…

September 3, 2018