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Chronic Otitis Externa

Alternate Names : Chronic Outer Ear Inflammation

Chronic Otitis Externa | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the condition diagnosed?

This condition is diagnosed by examining the outer ear structures. Often thinning of the ear canal skin, flaky skin, or flaky, dried, yellow material is present. In fungal forms, the skin of the ear canal may be thickened and can easily be removed. The underlying skin is often intensely red.

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Chronic Otitis Externa: Prevention & Expectations

Author: Mark Loury, MD
Reviewer: Kathleen A. MacNaughton, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 09/08/02

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