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An otoscope is a flashlight with a special attachment for looking into the Reference ear Opens New Window Reference Opens New Window. With training, you can use an otoscope to help you decide if an Reference ear infection Opens New Window 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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|Medical Review:||Reference Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
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