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Ear Infections

Ear infections are the most common reason parents bring their child to a doctor. Three out of four children will have at least one ear infection by their third birthday. Adults can also get ear infections, but they are less common.

The infection usually affects the middle ear and is called otitis media. The tubes inside the ears become clogged with fluid and mucus. This can affect hearing, because sound cannot get through all that fluid.

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  1. Ear Infections (National Library of Medicine)  
    Ear infections are the most common reason parents bring their child to a doctor. Three out of four children will have at least one ear infection by their third birthday. Adults can also get ...
  2. Ear Disorders (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... of conditions may affect your hearing or balance: Ear infections are the most common illness in infants and young children. Tinnitus, a roaring in your ears, can be the result of loud noises, medicines ...
  3. Chronic ear infection is fluid, swelling, or an infection behind the eardrum that does not go away or keeps coming ... When this happens, infection can occur. A chronic ear infection develops when fluid or an infection behind the ...
  4. ... young adults. It may occur with a middle ear infection or a respiratory infection such as a cold. ... Bacteria commonly often found in water can cause ear infections. Rarely, the infection may be caused by a ...
  5. Suspected ear infections are one of the most common reasons parents take their children to the health care provider. The most common type of ear infection is called otitis media. It is caused by ...
  6. ... in the middle ear. It occurs without an ear infection . ... from the tube and is swallowed. OME and ear infections are connected in two ways: After most ear ...
  7. ... prevents hearing loss and reduces the risk of ear infections. ... months and fluid is only in one ear Ear infections that do not go away with treatment or ...
  8. ... of the ear. The condition can be: Acute ear infection -- Starts suddenly and lasts for a short period of time. It is often painful. Chronic ear infection -- Occurs when the ear infection does not go ...
  9. ... more commonly occurs as a result of chronic ear infection . The eustachian tube helps equalize pressure in the ... Prompt and thorough treatment of chronic ear infection may help prevent cholesteatoma.
  10. ... of the middle ear. Acute otitis media (acute ear infection) occurs when there is bacterial or viral infection ... which causes production of fluid or pus. Chronic otitis media occurs when the eustachian tube becomes blocked ...
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