Pediatrician Questions Ear fungus

How do you cure ear fungus?

I'm pretty sure my 3-year-old daughter has an ear fungus. How is ear fungus treated?

5 Answers

Ear fungus will grow where there is too much moisture in the ear. This commonly seen in older patients who wear hearing aids. Simply having the fungal debris and moist skin removed from the ear can be curative, but sometime other drying agents or antifungals can be used. You child needs to be seen by an ENT for this, but most likely she simply has an otitis externa or bacterial outer ear infection which should be treated with ear drops.
It’s treated by antifungal ear drops
if you think your child has fungus in the ear, she should see an ENT to get cultures first than appropriate treatment with an antifungal drop. It is very unusual to have a fungal growth in the ear canal.
First, a doctor needs to document that it is fungus, as the drops that are used for bacteria and fungus are very different. There are special ant-fungal ear drops that are used, but it can be somewhat difficult to cure and may need frequent cleaning by the ENT doctor every several days. But the most important thing is to make sure that indeed it is fungus.

Ari Goldsmith
If it is inside the ear canal you can mix equal parts rubbing alcohol and white vinegar and put 3-4 drops inside the ear canal several times a day. If it is on the outer ear lobe get lotrimin over the counter and apply 2 times a day for 3 weeks and tr to keep the outer ear dry. It the ear canal stay tender and swollen she may need to be checked and get stronger prescription meds