Disease Information for Otitis externa/acute

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Pain/temple area
Acutely ill patient/signs
Purulent exudate/sign
Blocked ears feeling
Burning/tingling in ear
Earache
Eczema/pinna
Erythematous canal/ear
External Ear Pain
Hearing problems
Itching external ear/canal
Otorrhea/draining ear
Painful/pinna
Plugging of ear
Purulent otorrhea
Red eardrum
Tinnitus
Clinical Presentation & Variations
Athletes Skin Infections
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Bullous myringitis
Cholestatoma/middle ear
Foreign body/ear
Herpes Zoster, geniculate ganglion
Mastoiditis
Otitis externa/malignant/Pseudomonas
Otitis media
Otitis media, acute
Otitis media, chronic
Associated Disease & Complications
Chondritis/ear cartilage
Cutaneous Infection
Otitis externa/acute
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Specific Agent
AGENT/Infection/Purulent/pyogenic/suppurative (ex)
Class
CLASS/External ear canal involvement/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Ears/accessory (category)
Process
PROCESS/Acute infection (ex).
PROCESS/Infected organ/abscess (category)
PROCESS/Inflammatory/infection (ex)
Synonyms
Synonym
Acute bacterial inflammation of external ear, Acute bacterial inflammation of external ear (disorder), Acute bacterial otitis externa, Acute diffuse otitis externa, Acute otitis externa diffuse, Acute swimmer's ear, Acute swimmers' ear, Acute swimmer's ear (disorder), Beach ear, Tank ear, Synonym/Swimmer's ear
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Antibiotic
RX/Polymyxin B (Aerosporin) topical
Definition

Otitis externa is an inflammation of ear canal with or without pinna involvement. acute or chronic depending on the curse. Otitis media ,acute or chronic is an inflammation of the middle ear behind the drum.

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