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Diseases of The Ear

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A patient has come-with furuncle of ear. What is the commonest method of treatment? [LQ]



A Ear pack with 10% ichthammol in glycerin wick

B Antibiotic and rest

C Antibiotic and drainage

D Analgesic

Ans. A Ear Pack.with 10% ichthammol in~glycerin wjck Ref. Dhingra 5th/ed p 57, 51; Turner 70th/ed p272

Furuncle (Boil) is due to staphylocQccal infection of the hair follicle

Management

Local heat + sedatives

Packs of 1 0% ichtharnrnoltacts as antiseptic) and-glycerin (hygroscopic action decreases edema). It isthe commonest treatment

and most of the furuncles burst spontaneously by this treatment.

Antibiotics (Flueloxacillin) is given for 5 days

If abscess is formed: Incision and drainage is done

In case of recurrent furunculosis ~ Rule out diabetes and staphylococcal skin infection.

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