Otitis Externa

**  Manipulation of external ear exquisitely tender
  • Tug on Pinna,   Push on Tragus
  • This is main diagnostic parameter
  • No tenderness as above  =  probably NOT otitis externa

**  Exudate in ear canal

**  Cellulitis around external ear = more serious
  • May need IV Tx if febrile / diabetic

See posting Ear Pain.

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