What Is External Otitis?
Say: ek-STUR-nul oh-TY-tus
Also called: otitis externa (say: oh-TY-tus ek-STUR-nuh)
The ear has 3 parts: the outer ear, middle ear, and inner ear. When the ear canal, which is part of the outer ear, gets infected, you have external otitis. It can make your ear hurt, especially when you touch it.