The most important symptom is intolerable painPain is the most disturbing symptom of external ear canal infection, usually caused by hearing loss and congestion in the ear. In some patients, the pain is severe enough to prevent the person from opening and closing their mouth. Because the external auditory canal is swollen and filled with discharge, patients may also experience pain during the examination.
If untreated, it may recur frequentlyThe external ear canal infection, which is a very easy diagnosis, can become chronic and cause frequent acute attacks if left untreated. In particular, patients with diabetes or immune system disorders should not neglect the treatment of external ear infections.
Treatment should be planned according to the patient's condition Antibiotic and cortisone drops are generally sufficient for the treatment of the disease. In some cases, in addition to treatment, ear care by the physician is also needed. Drops cannot be used in patients with very swollen external ear canal. In these cases, the cotton placed in the external ear canal is wetted with medications and treatment is made effective.