Otomycosis is a fungal infection that affects the external auditory canal, which is the part of the ear canal leading from the outer ear to the eardrum. This condition is more common in hot climates and among people who participate in water sports or if water enters the ears while bathing.
Symptoms of Otomycosis
The typical symptoms of otomycosis include pain, itching, and severe discomfort. Itching is more marked than with other forms of ear infections, and discharge is often a prominent feature.
Treatment of Otomycosis
Cleaning may be required, else anti-fungal drops should help. Keeping the ear dry and avoiding scratching it with cotton wool buds is also essential. Avoid cotton wool buds in the ear unless discharge is so profuse that it is required for cosmetic reasons. If used, keep them loose and change them often.