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Otitis externa, by Dr. Isabel Sánchez

Dr. Isabel Sanchez, ENT specialist at the Centro Integral Otorhinolaryngology (CIO). Isabel Sánchez, otolaryngologist at the Centro Integral de Otorrinolaringología (CIO), explains the nature of otitis externa, the presence of which is usually the order of the day in the CIO’s office, especially during the summer and good weather when patients tend to increase the amount of time they subject their ears to contact with water:

“Otitis externa is the inflammation of the outer ear, a pathology that is very common to see in the otolaryngologist’s office especially in summer as people tend to go more to the pool and their ears are usually soaked for a long time and end up becoming inflamed.

It is a very painful pathology as it is produced by bacteria and the patient usually goes to the emergency room when the pain is very strong.

A not inconsiderable number of cases are usually caused by mycosis, fungi, giving rise to a more insidious pathology that usually causes the treatment to be more laborious.At the Centro Integral de Otorrinolaringología (CIO) we are specialists in this pathology and, above all, in the rapid treatment of pain”.