oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Managing otitis externa : review

Volume 79, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



Otitis externa is a common ear inflammatory condition, usually caused by infection, and affecting up to 10% of the population. It is especially common in children, and is more likely to occur in those who are frequently exposed to water. Cleaning the affected area, the application of topical agents and prevention are the cornerstones of treatment. This article will review the different types of otitis externa and treatment options.

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