Predisposing factors for otomycosis include the presence of cerumen, living in a humid climate, the increased use of steroids / topical antibiotics, instrumentation of the ear, hearing aid use, and being immunocompromised.
Treatment involves thorough ear cleaning combined with topical antifungal therapy. Several cleanings may be necessary. Severe cases may require referral to an otolaryngologist for intense cleaning.
B36.9 – Superficial mycosis, unspecified
53316003 – Otomycosis
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls