Otitis Externa Index

Featured: Swimmer's Ear Main Article

Swimmer's ear (external otitis) is an infection of the skin that covers the outer ear canal. Causes of swimmer's ear include excessive water exposure that leads to trapped bacteria in the ear canal. Symptoms include a feeling of fullness in the ear, itching, and ear pain. Chronic swimmer's ear may be caused by eczema, seborrhea, fungus, chronic irritation, and other conditions. Common treatment includes antibiotic ear drops.

Patient Discussions - Viewers share their comments

Medications

    Related Diseases & Conditions

    • Cleidocranial Dysplasia Cleidocranial dysplasia is a genetic condition. Cleidocranial dysplasia is also referred to as cleidocranial dysostosis and...learn more »
      In This Article
      Cleidocranial Dysplasia Article
      • What is cleidocranial dysplasia?
      • What are the symptoms and signs of cleidocranial dysplasia?
      • How common is cleidocranial dysplasia?
      • What genes are related to cleidocranial dysplasia?
      • How do people inherit cleidocranial dysplasia?
      • Where can I find information about treatment for cleidocranial dysplasia?
      • What other names do people use for cleidocranial dysplasia?
    • Cleft Palate and Cleft Lip Cleft palate and cleft lip are facial and oral defects that occur early in pregnancy. A cleft lip is a split of the two sides of...learn more »
      In This Article
      Cleft Palate and Cleft Lip Article
      • Cleft lip and cleft palate facts
      • What is a cleft lip? What is a cleft palate?
      • How often do cleft lip and cleft palate occur?
      • What are the causes and risk factors for developing a cleft lip and cleft palate?
      • How do physicians diagnose a cleft lip and cleft palate?
      • What are complications of a cleft lip and cleft palate?
      • What is the treatment for a cleft lip and cleft palate?
      • What is the prognosis for a cleft lip and cleft palate?
      • Is it possible to prevent a cleft lip or cleft palate?
    • Eczema Eczema refers to skin inflammation. There are many different types of eczema that produce symptoms and signs that range from...learn more »
      In This Article
      Eczema Article
      • Eczema facts
      • What is eczema?
      • Are there different types of eczema? What causes eczema?
      • What are eczema symptoms and signs?
      • How is eczema diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for eczema?
      • What are home remedies for eczema?
      • Does diet affect eczema?
      • Is there a cure for eczema?
      • Is eczema contagious?
      • What is the prognosis of eczema?
      • Is it possible to prevent eczema?
    • Swollen Lymph Nodes Lymph nodes help the body's immune system fight infections. Causes of swollen lymph nodes (glands) may include infection (viral,...learn more »
      In This Article
      Swollen Lymph Nodes Article
      • Swollen lymph nodes facts
      • What are lymph nodes?
      • Where are the lymph nodes located in the body?
      • Picture of Lymph Nodes Located in the Body
      • What are the causes of swollen lymph nodes?
      • What are the symptoms of swollen lymph nodes?
      • How are swollen lymph nodes diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for swollen lymph nodes?
      • When should I see the doctor for swollen lymph nodes?
      • What are the common lymph nodes that may become swollen?
      • What are the complications of swollen lymph nodes?
    • Ear Wax Ear was is a natural substance secreted by special glands in the skin on the outer part of the ear canal. It repels water, and...learn more »
      In This Article
      Ear Wax Article
      • What is ear wax?
      • What does ear wax look like?
      • Unpleasant symptoms related to excessive ear wax
      • When should ear wax be removed?
      • How should ear wax be removed?
      • Is it OK to use Q-tips?
    • Atopic Dermatitis Eczema is a general term for many types dermatitis (skin inflammation). Atopic dermatitis is the most common of the many types of...learn more »
      In This Article
      Atopic Dermatitis Article
      • Atopic dermatitis facts
      • What is atopic dermatitis?
      • What is the difference between atopic dermatitis and eczema?
      • How common is atopic dermatitis?
      • What causes atopic dermatitis?
      • Is atopic dermatitis contagious?
      • What are atopic dermatitis symptoms and signs?
      • Can atopic dermatitis affect the face?
      • What are the stages of atopic dermatitis?
      • How do physicians diagnose atopic dermatitis?
      • What factors can aggravate atopic dermatitis?
      • What are skin irritants in patients with atopic dermatitis?
      • What are allergens?
      • What are aeroallergens?
      • What is the treatment for atopic dermatitis?
      • What is the prognosis of atopic dermatitis?

Related FAQs, Doctor's & Expert's Views

Health & Living

Procedures & Tests

Health News

Health Features

Tools & References

FDA Drug Labels on RxList.com


Terms related to Otitis Externa:

  • Ear, Swimmer's
  • External Otitis
  • Otitis Externa