Clinical evidence in the management of swimmer’s ear

Show simple item record Marais, Andre 2015-12-08T09:15:48Z 2015-12-08T09:15:48Z 2015
dc.description.abstract “Swimmer’s ear” or acute otitis externa is a common condition involving the exterior part of the ear, including the ear canal and the pinna. Inflammation and pain are the main features, with bacterial infection mainly due to Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. It can easily be treated in its uncomplicated stage, and the symptoms usually do not last for more than 72 hours. Management ranges from primary care to a specialist otolaringological intervention. Several nonpharmacological treatments, in addition to various pharmacological options, are employed in the treatment and prevention of swimmer’s ear. These treatments range from simple, adequate and appropriate ear cleaning, to topical antibiotics, corticosteroids and analgesics. Severe cases may require systemic antibiotics, oral anti-inflammatory drugs and even opioid analgesics. en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Marais, A 2015, 'Clinical evidence in the management of swimmer’s ear', South African Family Practice, vol. 57, no. 5, pp. 4-8. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2078-6190 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2078-6204 (online)
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher MedPharm Publications en_ZA
dc.rights © 2015 The Author(s). Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons License [CC BY-NC-ND 4.0]. en_ZA
dc.subject Acidifying antiseptics en_ZA
dc.subject Antibiotics en_ZA
dc.subject Corticosteroids en_ZA
dc.subject Otitis externa en_ZA
dc.subject Swimmer’s ear en_ZA
dc.title Clinical evidence in the management of swimmer’s ear en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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