Matthew Brier, MD, MPH, and Steven R. Brown, MD, Author at Clinical Advisor

Matthew Brier, MD, MPH, and Steven R. Brown, MD

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Otitis externa - red, crusted, scaly skin - on the auditory meatus

Otitis Externa

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know The external ear canal is a cul-de-sac lined by a thin layer of skin and may be the site of inflammation and infection. Infections include pustules, furuncles, and cellulitis. Inflammation of the canal may result in edema and occlusion of the canal accompanied by severe pain. Swimmer’s ear…

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