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Seetal 04-12-2010 03:57 AM

16-year-old boy
A 16-year-old boy has a 1-day history of pain in the right ear. He swims every morning. The right ear canal is red and swollen. He has pain when the auricle is pulled or the tragus is pushed. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

(A) Acute otitis media
(B) Bullous myringitis
(C) Chronic otitis media
(D) External otitis
(E) Mastoiditis

bahar26 04-12-2010 04:10 AM

external otitis..swimmer's ear

Seetal 04-12-2010 04:32 AM

good job Bahar. u're on the right track!:)

doctorF 04-12-2010 07:44 AM

yep external otitis for sure...

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