Ear Furuncle (Boil)



. Red, painful, tender, hard nodule in the ear canal.


Common Causative Organism:

. Staphylococcus aureus.


Risk Factors:

1. Otitis media

2. Immunocompromised state (e.g., diabetes)



i. Spontaneous Resolution: Most ear furuncles resolve on their own.

ii. Antibiotics: Some cases may require antibiotics such as flucloxacillin.

iii. Incision and Drainage: In rare cases where the furuncle grows larger and does not resolve spontaneously, incision and drainage may be necessary.

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