Myringitis


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Related to Myringitis: bullous myringitis, myringitis bullosa

myringitis

[‚mir·ən′jīd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the tympanic membrane.

Myringitis

 

inflammation of the tympanic membrane. Acute myringitis is caused by infection; it occurs most often in children. Symptoms include mild pain and a sensation of noise in the ear. Hearing is not significantly impaired. Chronic myringitis develops after an acute myringitis or with diffuse external otitis. Patients complain of severe itching and a sensation of pressure in the ear. The condition is treated with analgesic and antiseptic agents.

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Antimicrobials (topically or systemically) recommended for otorrhoea in the DoH guideline need to cover the majority of organisms encountered; be it due to otitis media, granular myringitis or otitis externa, as the primary healthcare worker is unlikely to distinguish between these causes of otorrhoea.
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