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Otitis externa

  • Tx

    • clean ear canal
    • Ear drops
      • Ciprofloxacin with hydrocortisone 0.2% and 1% suspension 3 drops bid
      • Ofloxacin if TM rupture
      • Vosol (2% acetic acid) if mild
    • Oral abx if auricular cellulitis
    • ibuprofen 10 mg/kg q6h prn pain
  • Labs

    • CT if suspect mastoiditis
    • blood culture for infants < 60 days
  • Px

    • discharge
    • tugging on ear triggers pain
  • Pathogens

    • Pseudomonas
    • Staph epidermidis
    • Staph aureus

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