OUTER EAR PATH INFLAMMATION

OUTER EAR EAR INFLAMMATION – SWIMMING EAR – SUMMER EAR – EAR FUNGUS

External ear infection [DKYI] ( Otitis externa[OE]) is an infectious or inflammatory disease of the external ear canal and/or auricle, which is the outermost part of the three parts of our ear.

Most common complaint Earachein and around the ear sensibilityincreased pain with touch, ear congestionand pressuresentimental, fullnessand decreased hearingis.

It can be seen in individuals of all age groups. It is more common in summer months when there is more contact with water and in swimmers.

There are six subtypes:

Short-term, diffuse DHF (Acute diffuse OE): It is the most common form.

Short-term, localized DHF furuncle): It is usually in the form of a hair follicle inflammation.

Prolonged DHF (Chronic OE): It can be defined as DHF lasting longer than 6 weeks.

eczema DHF with coexistence: It can be seen together with many different skin diseases. Psoriasis, allergic dermatitis, lupus are some of them.

ear fungus: It is seen when pathological fungi such as Candida and Aspergillus are found in the external ear canal.

Necrotizing ( malignant) DKYI: It is a rare but very severe inflammatory disease of DHF and surrounding tissues, mostly seen in patients with immune system problems such as diabetes patients or AIDS patients.

The diagnosis of the disease is made by otoscopic and endoscopic examination of the ear. According to the type of treatment; It can be done with drugs applied both to the external ear canal and oral or intramuscular / intravenous drugs.

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