Mastoiditis is a complication of otitis media. Otolaryngology service should be consulted for tympanocentesis or mastoid drainage.

Infection Prevention and Control

Routine Practices

Contact precaution if drainage not contained by dressing

Most Likely Pathogens

Upper airway anaerobes

Usual Duration

10 - 14 days

May discharge on oral antimicrobials if adequate drainage and no cavernous sinus thrombosis or bad bone destruction