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Otitis externa

Otitis externa: Introduction

Otitis externa: Infection of the outer ear canal. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Otitis externa is available below.

Symptoms of Otitis externa

Treatments for Otitis externa

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Otitis externa: Related Patient Stories

Otitis externa: Deaths

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Alternative Treatments for Otitis externa

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Otitis externa may include:

  • Garlic extract
  • Hot water bottle compress
  • Heating pad
  • Warm garlic oil in ear canal
  • Rubbing alcohol and vinegar water drops (non-painful infection)
  • more treatments »

Diagnostic Tests for Otitis externa

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Otitis externa: Complications

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Causes of Otitis externa

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Disease Topics Related To Otitis externa

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Otitis externa: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Otitis externa

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Otitis externa: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Otitis externa

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Latest Treatments for Otitis externa

Evidence Based Medicine Research for Otitis externa

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Otitis externa: Animations

Research about Otitis externa

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Prevention of Otitis externa

Prevention information for Otitis externa has been compiled from various data sources and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Otitis externa.

  • Keep ears dry
  • Ear plugs when swimming
  • Ear plugs in the shower
  • Avoid cleaning the inside of ears
  • more preventions...»

Statistics for Otitis externa

Otitis externa: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Otitis externa:

Inflammation of the external auditory canal. (Dorland, 27th ed) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Inflammation of the external ear (including auricle and ear canal) - (Source - WordNet 2.1)


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