Doctor insights on:
Canine Otitis Externa Treatment
Ear drops: For uncomplicated otitis externa that's not severe, drops like cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) otic work fine. Severe cases may require different ear drops, and maybe oral antibiotics if it's really bad. To prevent, use drops that are a mix of 2 parts vinegar & 1 part rubbing alcohol- let them run in & right back out any time you get water in ears; don't use if already infected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Also known as otitis externa, this is an infection of the outer ear canal. Patients usually have pain at the outer ear, and there may be fluid draining from the ear. Often these infections are caused by water accumulating in the ear canal, such as after swimming, or if the ear ...Read more
Can otitis externa go away on its own without treatment and if so what do I have to do for it until it goes away?
Depends on situation: Oe usually responds within a few days to a week when the drops are properly used. Sometimes there is so much debris in the canal, the drops cannot get to the affected area & removal of the debris is needed. Sometimes a wick, a fabric that can hold the drops & bypass swelling & debris must be inserted. ...Read more
Swimmer's ear: Sometimes a small drop of water can get trapped behind a small piece of wax in the ear canal, either from swimming or bathing. Then, because it is a warm place, bacteria or fungus can grow causing pain and swelling, which can be severe. Ear drops and sometimes oral antibiotics and steroids are used to treat this condition. ...Read more
My otitis externa is now okay and doesn't hurt anymore but there's a pimple like still inside i can feel it. And some smelly water coming out.
Continue treating: Continue applying the medication you were using until this has cleared. Or go back and see an ENT doctor. ...Read more
Otitis externa: Swimmer's ear. Very painful infection of the external ear canal with significant tenderness to touch/tug on ear cartilage. Canal will often close with swelling. Puss-like drainage is very common. Can be very concerning if untreated or in diabetics, with spread of bacteria to bone around the canal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually you can: Otitis externa only involves the outer ear, and this part of the ear is not sensitive to pressure changes. If the infection involves the ear drum as well or behind the ear drum (with fluid or negative pressure present- your doctor or ENT could tell you), then flying can be painful. I would get checked before the flight to be sure what is going on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 ear sections: Inner ear= the ear nerve middle ear= the chamber with the ear bones between the ear drum and the ear nerve outer ear= canal and outer ear structure otitis media implys germs inside the ear drum in the middle chamber.Otitis externa implys germs or inflammation of the canal. ...Read more
Yes: We often get patients who are having jaw pain that we refer to ENT because they have an ear infection. By the same token, we get patients referred from ent's to rule out tooth pain because they can't find anything wrong from their end. Perfectly normal in my opinion. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Otitis externa is an infection of the outer ear canal. Patients usually have pain at the outer ear, and there may be fluid draining from the ear. Often these infections are caused by water accumulating in the ear canal, such as after swimming, or if the ear ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor online
- Quickly otitis externa treatment
- Otitis externa treatment
- Otitis externa treatment in pregnancy
- What is the best treatment for otitis externa?
- Over the counter treatment for otitis externa
- Otitis externa
- Aspergillus otitis externa
- Ear drops for otitis externa
- Malignant otitis externa treatment