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Open wound of the ear

Open wound of the ear 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 open wound of the ear, 65% report having ear pain, 32% report having bleeding from ear, and 21% report having fluid in ear. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of open wound of the ear are bleeding from ear, fluid in ear, and dry lips, although you may still have open wound of the ear without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with open wound of the ear often receive suturing of wound, wound care management, x-ray computed tomography, cat scan of head, application of splint, other therapeutic ear procedures and nonoperative removal of foreign body .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with open wound of the ear include cephalexin, bacitracin (septa), diphtheria toxoid vaccine / tetanus toxoid vaccine, tetanus toxoid vaccine (adacel), cefazolin, povidone iodine topical (betadine), ofloxacin, neomycin (septa), ketamine, demeclocycline, lidocaine topical product, emollients, topical and rocuronium .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for open wound of the ear include sex == male, age 5-14 years and age 1-4 years. On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get open wound of the ear.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
2.1x
5-14 years
2.1x
15-29 years
1.3x
30-44 years
0.8x
45-59 years
0.7x
60-74 years
0.4x
75+ years
1.0x

Sex

Male
1.6x
Female
0.5x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.1x
Hispanic
1.4x
White
0.9x
Other
0.7x
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