Middle Ear Infection

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Middle Ear Infection

Middle ear infection  /  Otitis media  usually develops due to bacteria. If this inflammation is newly formed, it is called acute otitis media, if it has been present for a long time and shows itself with a hole in the eardrum, it is called chronic otitis media.

What is a Middle Ear Infection?

However, sometimes due to the obstruction of the Eustachian tube (due to allergy or adenoid),  otitis media  may develop. This is called serous or middle ear infection or  middle ear infection  . This situation gives different symptoms from middle rhinitis due to bacteria and its treatment is also different.

Ear infections are more common in children. Structure of the ear: It consists of outer ear, middle ear, inner ear, ear canal part and auricle parts. Otitis media is caused by an inflammation of the middle ear. The inflamed part is the cavity of the middle eardrum. The infection in question can be seen in only 1 ear. But it can manifest itself in both ears. Seasonally, we encounter middle ear infections mostly in winter months. It is necessary to be careful against this disease, which can be seen in both adults and children. Because early diagnosis is very important in this disease, as in any disease.

There are many symptoms of middle ear infection . If you or your child has these symptoms, you should definitely consult a specialist doctor. In addition, the symptoms of middle ear infection in adults and the symptoms in children are different. Therefore, it is necessary to be sensitive about the symptoms.

Middle Ear Infection Symptoms in Adults

  • Severe pain in the ear
  • Coming of a yellow or transparent liquid from inside the ear
  • state of being overly irritable
  • state of being moody
  • Hearing the tinkles
  • Having difficulty sleeping
  • fever rise
  • Any blood fluid coming from the ear
  • Difficulty in balance
  • Decreased hearing
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • decreased appetite

Middle Ear Infection Symptoms in Children

  • Irritability and irritability in children
  • A yellow or clear, foul-smelling discharge from the ear
  • Child constantly tugging at his ear
  • The child has trouble balancing
  • Hearing loss symptoms
  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Observing high fever
  • Headache in a child

How Is Middle Ear Infection Treated?

Treatment of external otitis media, while bacterial infections usually resolve with medication, serous otitis media sometimes requires surgery, such as scratching the eardrum or inserting a tube. İzmir ENT specialist  Op.Dr Cem Karas diagnoses the patient with a complaint and applies treatment ( İzmir middle ear infection treatment ) according to the level of the disease.