Otitis Externa


Background

Pathophysiology

Diagnosis

Differential Diagnosis

Treatment

  1. Clean Ear Canal
  2. Treat Infection
  3. Treat Inflammation
  4. Treat pain

Disposition

  1. Culture for severe cases
  2. Most cases can be discharged home
  3. No swimming or foreign bodies in ear
  4. Keep ear covered in cold weather & always dry
  5. Should have some relief in 36-48 hrs

Follow Up

  1. Return to Office
  2. Refer to Specialist: ENT
  3. Admit to Hospital

Prognosis

Prevention