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I have fungal infection in my ear.Is it mandatory to stay at the hospital overnight for a microsuction?


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Published At March 14, 2015
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

  • I was diagnosed with fungal ear infection yesterday.
  • Doctor asked me to get admitted in the hospital for a microsuction to remove fungal debris.
  • Is it mandatory to stay at the hospital overnight for a microsuction?
  • Can microsuction be done as an out patient procedure without staying in the hospital?

Hi, Welcome in icliniq.com.I would like to tell you that fungal infection in ear is quite common and it may be treated by:

  • Cleaning the ear: Cleaning may be done by suction or syringing or by cotton swab.
    • Antifungal ear drops to be used three or four times a day.
      • Anti-inflammatory medicine to relieve pain and swelling in the ear canal.
      • Most of the times patients are treated as out door patients but some times if there are some associated complications or patient's general condition is low due to some other associated diseases, then hospitalization becomes essential.

        Revert back to an ENT otolaryngologist online for further follow up --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/ENT-Otolaryngologist

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Ashok Kumar Srivastava
Dr. Ashok Kumar Srivastava

Otolaryngology (E.N.T)

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