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He had visited other clinics and had been diagnosed with acute otitis externa.
The condition, also known as acute otitis externa (AOE), is easy to prevent, however - a fact the CDC is highlighting in advance of the nation's swimming pools opening around Memorial Day weekend.
Kaushik said: "Topical antibiotics are effective at treating simple acute otitis externa although in up to 40 percent of cases, oral antibiotics are also prescribed.
Clinical efficacy of three common treatments in acute otitis externa in primary care: Randomised controlled trial.
ACP-009-10: Acute otitis externa topical therapy (time-limited endorsement) ((c) American Medical Association)
The document notes that starting treatment of acute otitis externa (AOE) with drops can help prevent bacterial resistance--even though many drops contain antibiotics themselves.
Inclusion criteria included 1) clinical evidence of stable or exacerbating acute otitis externa of less than 2 weeks' duration; 2) men, nonpregnant nonlactating women, or women using investigator-approved contraceptive measures that had to be maintained throughout the study period, which ended 30 days after last study drug administration; 3) diagnosis of otitis externa based on moderate to severe edema and tenderness, mild to severe erythema, serous to purulent secretion/exudates (sufficient for culture); and 4) informed consent by either the subject or by the subject's parent or guardian if the subject was younger than 18 years old.
June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Arbor Pharmaceuticals ("Arbor"), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused exclusively on pediatric medicine, announced today that the company has launched ZINOTIC ES as a new treatment option for Acute Otitis Externa (AOE).