Otolaryngology Book


Ear Canal Dermatitis

Aka: Ear Canal Dermatitis
  1. Causes
    1. Irritant Contact Dermatitis
      1. Hair sprays and Shampoos
      2. Soaps
      3. Local Trauma
        1. Hairpins
        2. Matches
        3. Earplugs
    2. Allergic Contact Dermatitis
      1. Poison Ivy
      2. Cosmetics
      3. Nickel compounds
        1. Earrings
      4. Rubber compounds
      5. Topical Medications
        1. Neomycin
    3. Neurodermatitis
      1. Results from chronic itching and scratching
      2. Early: Erythema, edema, Vesicles and crusting
      3. Later: Dry, lichenified skin
    4. Psoriasis
    5. Seborrhea
    6. Eczematous Dermatitis
  2. Management
    1. Symptomatic management
      1. Vosol HC drops

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