Welcome to Nairobi ENT Clinic and Hearing Centre

Outer Ear Infection (Otitis Externa)

What is otitis externa?
What are the risk factors for an outer ear infection?
What are the symptoms of outer ear infection?
How is outer ear infection diagnosed?
What are the treatment options for outer ear infection?
How do I prevent outer ear infection?

The content on the Nairobi ENT website is not intended nor recommended as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your own physician or other qualified health care professional regarding any medical questions or conditions.


  1. Hajioff, Daniel, and Samuel Mackeith. “Otitis externa.” BMJ clinical evidence2015 (2015).
  2. Schaefer, Paul, and Reginald F. Baugh. “Acute otitis externa: an update.” American family physician11 (2012).

Read More…