The Possibility Of Otitis Media Is Completely Cured?
hello … my ear infection is almost 8 months from the initial diagnosis. from the beginning of the examination until now 3x has recurred and have to checkup min once a month for each ear. does this ear infection really have to be routinely checked for cleaning every month and it can’t fully recover, or is there a possibility for complete recovery without relapses again ?? thank you for your response ..
Good evening, thanks for the question
Otitis externa is an inflammatory condition of the outer ear canal or earlobe. Complaints that are felt are generally:
1. Pain in the ear that varies from mild to severe
2. Fullness in the ears.
3. Hearing can be reduced.
4. A buzzing sound is heard.
5. Complaints are usually experienced in one ear and very rarely affects both ears at the same time.
6. Other accompanying complaints that can arise fever or chills, or ears feel wet.
In acute conditions with adequate treatment generally the symptoms will improve within a few days to weeks. Cases of acute otitis externa without complications that have been handled and managed to achieve the expected clinical response, the patient no longer needs to do routine ear examinations every month.
Acute episodes can also recur or recur if there are triggering factors or other aggravating medical conditions. In such cases, otitis externa needs to be treated again and looked for possible causes that trigger recurrence of these symptoms.
The doctor needs to assess whether there is a habit of swimming or doing water sports, damage to previous ear canal, other skin diseases, excessive earwax, middle ear infections, or a decrease in the body's immune system which is at risk of recurring symptoms in this history of otitis externa. If the cause is known from the results of a doctor's examination, and handled according to the cause, the disease is generally cured completely.
Carry out further consultations with the doctor who treats you for future treatment plans.
That's all, hope you can help.