After analyzing your symptoms and medical history, your doctor will perform a physical examination of the ear canal and eardrum. If necessary, they will request a sample of ear fluid to look for bacteria, fungi, or viruses.
The goal of treatment is to stop the infection and relieve symptoms by:
- Cleaning the ear canal with drops and suction instruments to remove earwax, secretion, skin flakes, and other debris.
- Medications to treat the infection:
- Corticosteroids to reduce inflammation, burning, or itching.
- Acid solution to restore the normal antibacterial environment of the ear.
- Antifungal medications to fight fungal infections.
If the ear canal is completely blocked by inflammation or excessive discharge, the doctor will be able to drain it and help the medication enter the ear canal.
It is important to keep your ears dry during treatment, so avoid swimming, and using earplugs or earphones. You should also protect your ear when you shower so water does not enter the ear canal.
In ABC Medical Center Internal Medicine Department, we provide you with health care services with the highest quality and safety, from prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and follow-up of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological conditions, both chronic-degenerative and acute, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.