60 Otomycosis

Otomycosis

Otomycosis is an ear infection caused by a fungus.

Risk factors that may make you more likely to get ear canal infections are:

  • Getting water in your ear when swimming 
  • Using cotton swabs to clean your ears and injuring your ear canal
  • Using hearing aids or earplugs, especially if you don’t clean them properly
  • Introducing irritants like hair dye or hair spray get in your ear 

Some people are more prone to ear canal infections. People with skin conditions like eczemaseborrheic dermatitisor psoriasis, or those with allergies, are more likely to have infections.

Otoscopic picture showing greyish white debris in ear of patient with otomycosis.
Otoscopy images of otomycosis