If there is an object lodged in the ear canal, pushing on the otoscope may push the object further into the ear and damage the eardrum.
A doctor will looks inside a child's ear with an instrument called an otoscope.
Your vet will look into your cat's ears with an otoscope; this is a small instrument that magnifies things.
See also Ear exam with an otoscope; Hearing impairment; Otitis media.
In addition to a complete medical history and physical examination, the physician inspects using an otoscope the outer ears and eardrums of the child.
The doctor may examine the ear with an otoscope, a microscope-type device with a light source for direct inspection of the ear.
Pediatricians may examine a child's ears with a viewing instrument called an otoscope.
The diagnosis of impacted cerumen is usually made by examining the ear canal and eardrum with an otoscope, an instrument with a light attached that allows the doctor to look into the canal.
See also Ear exam with an otoscope; Myringotomy and ear tubes; Otitis media.
An otoscope is a hand-held instrument with a tiny light and a cone-shaped attachment called an ear speculum.
An otoscope allows the doctor to look into the ear canal to see the eardrum.
An ear examination with an otoscope can also detect a build-up of wax in the ear canal or a rupture or puncture of the eardrum.
An ear examination with an otoscope is usually done by a doctor or a nurse as part of a complete physical examination.
The doctor or nurse may hold the ear lobe as the speculum is inserted into the ear and may adjust the position of the otoscope to get a better view of the ear canal and eardrum.
The light from the otoscope will reflect off of the surface of the eardrum.
No preparation is required prior to an ear examination with an otoscope.
An ear exam with an otoscope can occasionally cause some discomfort if there is an ear infection or other ear problem.
If a child has frequent ear infections a doctor may recommend getting an otoscope designed for in home use.
Ear speculum-A cone- or funnel-shaped attachment for an otoscope that is inserted into the ear canal to examine the eardrum.
Pneumatic otoscope-An otoscope that can also produce a small puff of air that vibrates the eardrum.
The physician will visualize the ear canal and eardrum by using a special lighted instrument called an otoscope.
Normally, the light from the otoscope reflects off the eardrum in a characteristic fashion called the "cone of light."
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