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Chronic otitis media

Chronic otitis media is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with chronic otitis media, 68% report having redness in ear, 63% report having ear pain, and 50% report having nasal congestion. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of chronic otitis media are redness in ear, diminished hearing, fluid in ear, plugged feeling in ear, and bleeding from ear, although you may still have chronic otitis media without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with chronic otitis media often receive ophthalmologic and otologic diagnosis and treatment, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), excision, tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy, diagnostic procedures on ear, other or therapeutic procedures on nose; mouth and pharynx, diagnostic procedures on nose; mouth and pharynx and other respiratory therapy .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with chronic otitis media include ofloxacin, cefdinir, sevoflurane, nitrofurazone topical, antipyrine / benzocaine, cefixime (suprax), phenol topical, cefprozil, fluticasone, molindone (moban), phenylephrine nasal, brompheniramine / dextromethorphan / guaifenesin / pseudoephedrine and saccharomyces boulardii lyo (florastor) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for chronic otitis media include age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years.

Age

< 1 years
3.4x
1-4 years
7.5x
5-14 years
2.1x
15-29 years
0.2x
30-44 years
0.3x
45-59 years
0.2x
60-74 years
0.5x
75+ years
0.4x

Sex

Male
1.3x
Female
0.8x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.6x
Hispanic
0.9x
White
1.1x
Other
1.1x
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