Did you know that lack of canal swelling should be a red flag in physical exam of otorrhea? Ryan Ruiz, MD, MS, attending physician, Division of Otolaryngology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, provides a broad review, covering: key physical exam findings that indicate otitis externa; using antibiotic ear drops and/or oral antibiotics; when to culture; the role of cerumen; when to bring patients back to evaluate tympanic membrane closure; guidelines for water precautions, including for children with ear tubes; evaluating for acute mastoiditis; assessments after trauma; tools an ENT and audiologists have at their disposal that primary care doesn’t; and more.
Listen in as Katie Lockwood, MD, a primary care pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, discusses hot topics in primary care with CHOP subject-matter-experts as they weigh in on issues affecting the daily practice of pediatricians. This podcast is for general informational and educational purposes only and is not to be considered as medical advice for any particular patient. Clinicians must rely on their own informed clinical judgment in making recommendations to their patients.
This Primary Care Perspectives Podcast episode was originally released on August 11, 2022.
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