Acute diffuse otitis externa: the most common form; an infectious process; usually bacterial; occasionally fungal (10%)
Ear canal: red, containing purulent discharge and debris
Pain on manipulation of the ...
Cleaning the external canal may facilitate recovery.
Analgesics as appropriate for pain
Antipruritic and antihistamines (eczematous form)
Ear wick (Pope) for nearly occluded ear...
Every 2 to 3 weeks for repeated cleansing of canal
May require alterations in topical medication, including antibiotics an...
H60.523 Acute chemical otitis externa, bilateral
H60.593 Other noninfective acute otitis externa, bilateral
B37.84 Candidal otitis externa
H60.6 Unspecified chronic otitis externa
Acute diffuse otitis externa is the most common form: bacterial (90%), occasionally fungal (10%).
Pseudomonas is the most common bacteria, and it is more susceptible to fluoroquinolones...
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Neil O. Hardy, Westpoint, CT.
From Stedman's Medical Dictionary, 27th ed. Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2000.
Acute otitis externa
From Bickley, LS, Szilagyi, P. Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, 8th Ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2003
From Bickley, LS, Szilagyi, P. Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, 8th Ed. Philadelphia: Lippi...
FIGURE 121.3. Gauze wick (¼ × 1½ in.) being placed in ear canal to facilitate topical treatment of otitis externa.
<bold>Figure 16-2</bold> Otitis externa.
<bold>Figure 16-4</bold> Mycotic otitis externa.