Sharp Inner Ear Pain? Dulled Hearing? It Could Be an Inner Ear Infection
There are generally two categories of ear infections. These are the middle ear, or behind the eardrum, or the ear canal, which is otter ear. Inflammation causes both. An ear infection is most often the result of cold or similar condition that causes the ear to fill with mucus. This mucus becomes infected and leads to often painful infections.
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Keep reading to learn more about ear infections …
VIDEO: Ear Infection Treatment in Colorado Springs
How do you diagnose an ear infection? How do you treat an ear infection? Watch the video with board-certified nurse practitioner, Eileen Flavin, FNP-C, for answers to these questions:
What Are the Symptoms of an Ear Infection?
The typical symptoms of an ear infection include:
- In young babies, an ear infection can cause the baby to become fussy and feel hot to the touch.
- Children often feel bad and vomit.
- high fever
- several days of dulled hearing
- ear pain or ache
- runny substance coming out of the ear, which indicates a burst eardrum
When an Ear Infection Needs Medical Attention:
Ear infections often require no treatment at all, other than over-the-counter pain reducers to help with the fever and discomfort. There are some exceptions to this rule:
- The patient is younger than two years old.
- There is still discomfort or fever after two to three days.
- Complications develop.
- The infection is not mild but severe.
- The patient has another medical condition like diabetes.
How Is an Ear Infection Diagnosed?
Doctors and nurse practitioners use a special tool called an otoscope. This tool allows them to see the inside of your ear, which they examine for signs of infection.
How Are Ear Infections Treated?
Ear infections are typically left untreated. Sometimes it’s good to take a wait-and-see approach. However, antibiotics are often prescribed when complications arise. Likewise when the condition is present for longer than several days.
You can read more here: http://patient.info/health/ear-infection-otitis-media
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