Otitis Externa

Etiology

  • Pseudomonas
  • Staph
  • Strep
  • Fungal

Risk Factors

  • Swimming
  • Local trauma

Symptoms

  • Acute
  • Painful
  • D/c

Physical Exam Findings

  • D/c from external canal
  • Swelling of external canal and sometimes surrounding skin
  • Pain on palpation of tragus or manipulation auricle
  • TM sometimes not visible

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