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ICD-10 code: H60.8

Chapter: Diseases of the ear and mastoid process

What is Other Otitis Externa?

Other Otitis Externa is a type of ear infection that affects the outer ear. It can cause pain, itching, and swelling in the ear canal, and may also lead to discharge and hearing loss. Other Otitis Externa is typically caused by bacteria or fungi that enter the ear canal through cuts or abrasions in the skin.

Symptoms of Other Otitis Externa

The symptoms of Other Otitis Externa can vary depending on the severity of the infection. Some common symptoms include:

  1. Pain in the ear canal
  2. Itching in the ear canal
  3. Swelling in the ear canal
  4. Discharge from the ear
  5. Hearing loss

If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to see a doctor right away. Other Otitis Externa can be easily treated with antibiotics or antifungal medications, but left untreated, it can lead to more serious complications.

Preventing Other Otitis Externa

There are several steps you can take to prevent Other Otitis Externa from developing:

  1. Avoid inserting objects into the ear canal, such as cotton swabs or hairpins
  2. Keep your ears clean and dry, and avoid getting water in your ears while swimming or bathing
  3. Avoid using earplugs or headphones for extended periods of time, as this can trap moisture in the ear canal
  4. Avoid using products that can irritate the skin of the ear canal, such as hair dye or hair spray
  5. If you have allergies or eczema, seek treatment to prevent inflammation in the ear canal

Other Otitis Externa is a common ear infection that can be easily prevented with proper hygiene and care. If you experience symptoms of Other Otitis Externa, it is important to see a doctor right away to prevent more serious complications.

Diagnosis Codes for Other otitis externa | H60.8

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