It is important not to self-medicate, seek medical help and not introduce any type of object into the ear canal.
They are recommendations provided by the specialist of the Chair and Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Dr. Raúl Tornaco.
In this regard, he said that each treatment is different for each type of pathologytaking into account that in this period there are many consultations for otitis, be it external, median or fungal, which appear for various reasons.
“Itching, stuffy ear sensation or pain, are reasons that should attract attention so that the person seeks help from the specialist and does not self-medicate, since the type of pathology must be correctly determined and thus offer the appropriate treatment for the specific condition”, the specialist stated.
The Otitis Externa or swimmer’s It is a very frequent pathology in this time of summer, which in the face of excessive heat is chosen to go to the streams or use the pools more and, the fact of being in contact, the ear with the water, can favor the appearance of ear infection.
The external otitis is characterized by infection of the ear by germs, which are pseudomonas aeruginosa, which when water enters the ear serves as a propitious environment for the infection to occur, which causes a lot of pain, even discharge.
The otitis media, which can be caused by flu symptoms, either by covid-19 or influenza. Otitis media gives as a sensation of a clogged ear, buzzing and mild pain; and according to its evolution it can reach the infection.
The other type of ear infection is caused by Fungus.
This can occur as a cause of external otitis, which can become infected by fungi, which can cause itching; It is another of the signs to take into account to go to the consultation to be able to differentiate between fungus or ear dermatitis.
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