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Details: Case Study Complaint Ear pain and itching for 2 days History A 13-year-old has returned home from summer camp with a painful right ear. They say that their ear has hurt for the past 2 days and hurts “really bad” when you touch the ear. They state they swam daily in a freshwater lake while at camp.

Assessment The patient is afebrile and their examination is negative except for a swollen right ear canal with whitish-green debris in the canal. There is pain with manipulation of the tragus. The patient is diagnosed with external otitis.

1. What is the plan of care for a patient with external otitis?

2. What would be the intervention if the ear canal is too swollen to instill medication?

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