Ear Infection Symptoms

Overview
Ear infection symptoms are usually associated with the ears infections of middle or outer  ear. Since all face nerves are closely connected to each other the ear ache in some cases may be associated with pain in the throat, sinuses, and other. The most common cause of pain in the ear, especially in children, is an infection of the middle ear or otitis. Middle ear infections occur when bacteria penetrate through the Eustachian tube to the middle ear. Children are more prone to ear infection, because their Eustachian tubes are still growing and so are not able to quickly remove the excess liquid. Because of this, it becomes vulnerable to ear infections.

There is a form of otitis, where fluid is releases in the middle ear. Usually it does not cause pain and it comes out itself. However, there are cases where the fluid remains and need medical attention.Fever, partial loss of hearing,sometimes bleeding,strong throbbing pain and ringing in the ears are symptoms of middle ear infection which can be indications of the damage of the eardrum.
Infants also often have ear infections, for which they may cry long at night, scream, pulling at the sick ear, or rub it.

Outer ear infection (otitis externa) is an inflammation of the ear canal, which runs from the outer ear to the eardrum. The inflammation is usually caused by fungal or bacterial infection, which often penetrate due to the damage of the skin (for example, when cleaning the ears and remove ear wax). Otitis externa is sometimes called “swimmer’s ear”, because it is often owing to the fact that water remains in the ear canal. This disease may also be due to an allergy to perfumes or hair sprays. Despite the fact that otitis externa can be cured quickly and not too serious but it can be very painful .This type of ear infection is often occurred in the form of redness and swelling of the outer part of the ear. Sometimes it is accompanied by aching, sharp pain or itching particularly when eating or chewing.  Often yellow or clear discharge can be released and when the ear canal is blocked it is hard to hear.

Another problem with ears is deafness.

Deafness is a violation of the ability to hear some or all sounds. Deafness may develop slowly over months and years, but can also occur suddenly in a few hours or days. Congenital deafness impedes the child’s ability to read, write and speak. There are two major types of deafness. The first relates to the fact that the sound waves are translated wrong to inner ear. Hearing is difficult because of the abundance of ear wax in the ear canal or due to improper position of bones in the middle ear. In the second type sounds reach the inner ear, but disturbances in the nervous system do not allow them well apart.


Hearing loss can be due to:
- The fact that mother had rubella, measles and mumps during pregnancy;
- Heredity;
- Disorders of the thyroid gland;
- Meniere’s disease, common among the elderly, as deafness accompanied by tinnitus and dizziness;
- Congenital disorders of the inner ear.

Ear Infection Symptoms

- Pain and itching in the outer ear
- Hearing Loss
- Allocation of fluid from the ear
- Pain in the ears
- Redness and swelling of the outer ear
- Body temperature above 38.3 degrees Celsius.

What you can do

Immediately consult a doctor if you have any symptoms.

What can a doctor do

The physician should make a diagnosis and appropriate treatment. In some cases, you may need additional study (in particular for the hearing impaired). When a patient has otitis doctor may prescribe an antibiotic for oral administration. Ear drops are also best used only on the advice of a doctor, especially in young children.And at the end we reiterate the obvious fact if you notice any ear infection symptoms consult your doctor without hesitation.

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