56 Otitis Externa

Otitis Externa

Otitis externa is a condition that causes inflammation (redness and swelling) of the external ear canal

Symptoms of otitis externa include:

  • ear pain, which can be severe
  • itchiness in the ear canal
  • a discharge of liquid or pus from the ear
  • some degree of temporary hearing loss
Ear anatomy


  1. https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/ears-nose-and-throat/otitis-externa#:~:text=Otitis%20externa%20is%20a%20condition,canal%20more%20vulnerable%20to%20inflammation.