Otic (Ear Infections)
Itchy, red, ears with discharge are signs of an infected ear. Treating the infection is the first step, the second step is identifying the underlying cause so that we can prevent ear infections in the future. Some common causes of ear infections are allergies, hypothyroidism, Cushing’s, masses, and polyps.
At VRCCO we also have the ability to investigate the middle ear canal with a CT scan. Often times with long standing ear infections the entire ear canal including the middle ear will need to be flushed out by using video-otoscopy. Performing a deep ear flush using video-otoscopy is an advanced procedure requiring special equipment and a skilled dermatologist.