Dr. Ronald Chin’s Explanation For Otitis Externa
Otitis ecterna is an ear condition that causes inflammation in the external auditory canal. This is more prevalent in warmer months. It’s usually caused by bacteria, fungal infections, or irritation.
This disease has several risk factors, such as water exposure, trauma to the skin lining in the external auditory canal, and devices like headphones and hearing aids. The symptoms include severe ear pain, discharge of fluids, temporary hearing loss, and itchiness.
To treat this, the external auditory canal is cleaned of cerumen and purulent materials. Topical agents like antibiotics, antifungals, antiseptics, or steroids are usually used to treat this. For mild cases, ear drops are used, but severe cases require a wack.
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Dr Ronald Chin is an Australian trained Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon.
After graduating as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Dr Chin undertook further specialised training in Head and Neck Cancer at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
He has published many research papers and is an active teacher and scholar.
As part of his subspecialty training, Dr Chin has training in Laser, Da Vinci Robotic, Flex Robotic and complex surgical techniques.
In addition to specialised Head and Neck Cancer, Dr Chin also enjoys general adult and paediatric ENT Surgery and practices sinus, snoring/sleep and general paediatric ENT Surgical procedures.
Dr Ronald Chin works as a general Otolaryngologist, offering a wide range of surgical and non-surgical treatments including ear surgery, nose surgery and throat surgery. He provides treatment for chronic conditions such as tonsillitis, sinus problems and problems with hearing.
He is also involved in the diagnosis and treatment of many conditions such as facial paralysis, head and neck cancer and sleep apnea. As well as performing surgery on children, he also provides specialist care for adults, including the treatment of throat disorders, voice loss and ear problems.
Dr Chin has also served as a Conjoint Associate Professor at the University of Sydney, a Conjoint Associate Professor at Western Sydney University and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Technology Sydney.