Your Home Health Center - Otoscope

An otoscope is a flashlight with a special attachment for looking into the ear camera.gif. With training, you can use an otoscope to help you decide if an ear infection is present. Inexpensive consumer-model otoscopes are available. But they do not put as much light into the ear canal and eardrum as the one your doctor uses. They can also be used as high-intensity penlights.

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