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Glossary of CIPRODEX® Otic & Ear Infection Terms

 

Acute

Having an abrupt onset; appearing suddenly

Acute Otitis Externa

A common infection of the ear canal, also known as Outer Ear Canal Infection and “Swimmer’s Ear”

Acute Otitis Media

A common infection of the middle ear, also known as Middle Ear Infection

Antibiotic

Antibiotics fight bacterial infection.

Bacteria

Germs that are microscopic living organisms that can cause infections in humans

Eardrum

Also called the tympanic membrane, the eardrum is a thin, tense membrane that separates the outer ear from the middle ear.

ENT

Ear, nose & throat specialist, also known as an otolaryngologist

Eustachian Tube

The narrow passage leading from the middle ear to the cavity behind the nose and mouth

Otitis

An inflammation of the inner, middle, or outer ear, often accompanying infection

Otorrhea

Ear discharge

Swimmer’s Ear

A common name for Outer Ear Canal Infection or Acute Otitis Externa

Tragus

The small projection in front of the external opening of the ear

Tympanostomy Tube

Also known as ear tubes, myringotomy tubes, ventilation tubes, and PE (pressure equalization) tubes; tiny cylinders placed through the eardrum to allow air into the middle ear and drainage out

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  1. IMS Health. National prescription audit. USC 61110 OPHTH BROAD/MED SPEC. November 2016.