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Dr. Kennedy Chronic otitis externa is chronic inflammation of the skin lining the external ear canal leading to the ear drum. It can be caused by a number of problems including fungus (Aspergillosis), bacterial infection, a chronic skin disorder (eczema or seborrhea), chronic irritation (hearing aids), allergy, chronic drainage from middle ear disease, a tumor (rare), or it may simply be due to frequently scratching the ear. In most patients, more than one factor is be involved.

The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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