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Otomycosis is a fungus infection in the outer ear. It causes pain and itching. Sometimes fluid leaks from the ear. The infection can also cause a feeling of fullness in the ear and sometimes hearing loss.
People who have diabetes or a weak immune system are more likely to get this problem. They also may need to spend some time in the hospital to get better.
People who were treated with antibiotics for an ear infection may also get this fungus.
After you have had an infection, you may get it again. Treatment may include putting medicine in your ear. It also includes cleaning the ear often.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: September 8, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
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