Which clinical history findings are characteristic of myringitis?

Updated: Oct 19, 2018
  • Author: John Schweinfurth, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Generally, the patient presents with a 2- to 3-day history of ear congestion and mild hearing loss. Patients often have a history of self-cleaning of the EAC, trauma, or penetration of water into the EAC. Sensations of heaviness and slight pain in the ear are common. Sometimes an itch is present in the EAC, or discharge from it is noted.


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