How is myringitis prevented?

Updated: Sep 14, 2020
  • Author: John Schweinfurth, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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  • Advise patients to protect ears from water in pools or in the shower and to avoid trauma to the EAC and the TM from removal of earwax. Patients who have recurrent episodes of myringitis should be taught to use 70% propyl alcohol or acidifying drops after every exposure to water.

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