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External otitis: Treatment

INTRODUCTION

The term external otitis (also known as otitis externa or swimmer’s ear) refers to inflammation of the external auditory canal or auricle.

There are five fundamental steps in the management of external otitis:

Thoroughly clean the ear canal

Treat inflammation and infection

Control pain

                        

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