Clinical Tip: Otoscopes: Not just for ears

December 1, 2005

Most models of hand-held otoscopes have a detachable magnifying glass. Removing this piece provides a convenient tool to examine rashes and skin lesions. And, you already have a light source in your hand!

Most models of hand-held otoscopes have a detachable magnifying glass. Removing this piece provides a convenient tool to examine rashes and skin lesions. And, you already have a light source in your hand!

Jason Kessler, MDMuscatine, Iowa