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otomycosis, otomycosis treatment
Otomycosis is a fungal ear infection,1 a superficial mycotic infection of the outer ear canal It is more common in the tropical countries The infection may be either subacute or acute and is characterized by malodorous discharge, inflammation, pruritus, scaling, and severe discomfort Suppuration can occur due to superimposed bacterial infection commonly due to pseudomonas species and proteus species The mycosis results in inflammation, superficial epithelial exfoliation, masses of debris containing hyphae, suppuration, and pain2


  • 1 Signs and symptoms
  • 2 Cause
  • 3 Diagnosis
  • 4 Treatment
  • 5 References

Signs and symptomsedit

The most common finding on ear examination is the presence of greyish white thick debris


Most fungal ear infections are caused by Aspergillus niger,Aspergillus fumigatus , Penicillium and Candida albicans, but exceptions exist34



Otomycosis is treated by debridment followed with topical azole antifungals,3 and symptomatically managed with oral antihistaminescitation needed Per a study in Iran 10cc acetic acid 2% plus 90 cc of isopropyl alcohol 70% was effective5


  1. ^ "Otomycosis" Medical Dictionary TheFreeDictionary 
  2. ^ Kaur R, Mittal N, Kakkar M, Aggarwal AK, Mathur MD August 2000 "Otomycosis: a clinicomycologic study" Ear Nose Throat J 79 8: 606–9 PMID 10969470 
  3. ^ a b Munguia R, Daniel SJ April 2008 "Ototopical antifungals and otomycosis: a review" Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 72 4: 453–9 PMID 18279975 doi:101016/jijporl200712005 
  4. ^ Vennewald I, Klemm E March 2010 "Otomycosis: Diagnosis and treatment" Clin Dermatol 28 2: 202–11 PMID 20347664 doi:101016/jclindermatol200912003 
  5. ^ Yaganeh Moghadam A, Asadi MA, Dehghani R, Zarei Mahmoudabadi A, Rayegan F, Hooshyar H, Khorshidi A 2010 "Evaluating the effect of a mixture of alcohol and acetic acid for otomycosis therapy" PDF Jundishapur J Microbiol 3 2: 66–70 

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