Discusion:The external otitis

A 13-year-old has returned home from summer camp with a painful right ear. They say that their ear has hurt for the past 2 days and hurts “really bad” when you touch the ear. They state they swam daily in a freshwater lake while at camp. Assessment The patient is afebrile and their examination is negative except for a swollen right ear canal with whitish-green debris in the canal. There is pain with manipulation of the tragus. The patient is diagnosed with external otitis.

1. What is the plan of care for a patient with external otitis?

2. What would be the intervention if the ear canal is too swollen to instill medication?


REFERENCES SHOULD BE from peer reviewed publications,Should be provider oriented, Should be US based, Should be from past 3 years, Publications should be scholarly.


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