The Derm Vet Podcast

65. Unilateral otitis- what to suspect

May 27, 2021 Ashley Bourgeois, DVM, Dip ACVD Season 2 Episode 65
The Derm Vet Podcast
65. Unilateral otitis- what to suspect
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The Derm Vet Podcast
65. Unilateral otitis- what to suspect
May 27, 2021 Season 2 Episode 65
Ashley Bourgeois, DVM, Dip ACVD

The differential list for unilateral otitis can be quite different from the typical allergic otitis. It is essential to perform a full otoscopic examination (even if if requires anesthesia or sedation) to assure a foreign body or mass is not present. Either of these can cause nasty, persistent infections that often only affect one ear. Instead of treating with topical medications over and over again, make sure you go searching for the primary cause.

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The differential list for unilateral otitis can be quite different from the typical allergic otitis. It is essential to perform a full otoscopic examination (even if if requires anesthesia or sedation) to assure a foreign body or mass is not present. Either of these can cause nasty, persistent infections that often only affect one ear. Instead of treating with topical medications over and over again, make sure you go searching for the primary cause.