Otalgia Questions & Answers

Updated: Apr 12, 2018
  • Author: John C Li, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is otalgia?

How is otalgia diagnosed?

How is otalgia treated?

What is the pathophysiology of otalgia?

What is the prevalence of otalgia?

Presentation

What should be the focus of the clinical history for the diagnosis of otalgia?

What is included in the physical exam for otalgia?

What causes otalgia?

Which conditions are associated with otalgia?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Otalgia?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of otalgia?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of otalgia?

Which additional studies may be helpful in the workup of otalgia?

What is the role of local anesthesia in the workup of otalgia?

Treatment

How is otalgia treated?

What should be included in the medical history of patients with otalgia?

What should be included in the physical exam for otalgia?

What is included in the preliminary testing of otalgia?

How is the underlying cause of otalgia treated?

When is local anesthesia considered in the treatment of otalgia?

When are diagnostic procedures indicated in the management of otalgia?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of otalgia?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with otalgia?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of otalgia?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of otalgia?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of otalgia?

Which medications in the drug class Analgesics are used in the treatment of Otalgia?

Which medications in the drug class Antacids are used in the treatment of Otalgia?

Which medications in the drug class Antifungals are used in the treatment of Otalgia?

Which medications in the drug class Antivirals are used in the treatment of Otalgia?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Otalgia?