Don’t wear ear buds to listen to this podcast if you have otitis externa

With summer pool season in full swing allow me to freestyle a little on a common topic that many Emergency Departments and Urgent Cares seem to be swimming in every summer. This episode of PEM Currents dives right into Otitis  Externa – AKA Swimmer’s Ear and reviews diagnosis and treatment. If you were treading water and looking for this topic the wade is over.

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Beers SL, Abramo TJ. Otitis externa review. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2004;20(4):250.

Osguthorpe JD, Nielsen DR. Otitis externa: Review and clinical update.. Am Fam Physician. 2006;74(9):1510.

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Rosenfeld RM, Singer M, Wasserman JM, Stinnett SS. Systematic review of topical antimicrobial therapy for acute otitis externa. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;134(4 Suppl):S24. 

Russell JD, Donnelly M, McShane DP, Alun-Jones T, Walsh M. What causes acute otitis externa?J Laryngol Otol. 1993;107(10):898.

By |2018-07-24T16:49:17+00:00July 25th, 2018|Infectious Diseases, Otolaryngology, Podcasts|

About the Author:

Brad Sobolewski, MD, MEd is an Associate Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and an Assistant Director for the Pediatric Residency Training Program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He is on Twitter @PEMTweets and authors the Pediatric Emergency Medicine site PEMBlog. All views are strictly my own and not official medical advice.