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Letters Recurrent otalgia in adults

Ear wax can cause extraordinary pain

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 18 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5555
  1. Jacq Hawkins,
  2. GP
  1. Central Lakes Medical Practice, Ambleside LA22 9BP, UK
  1. jlavender62{at}

Thanks to Finnikin and Mitchell-Innes for their article on recurrent otalgia.1 In today’s fragmented practice a patient with otitis externa that does not resolve might be given one set of drops after another by different practitioners rather than being referred appropriately.

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