Ear Infection Symptoms
I am sure at some point of another, everyone will have an earache but how do you know if it is
something more, like an ear infection? Well you need to look out for certain ear infection symptoms.
Many earaches will go themselves with time, but some won’t.
This could be an ear infection
and if it is will require medical attention.
Ear infections are caused by mucus draining down your nasal passageways into the ear canal. When
there is nowhere for it to go, it can become infected.
There are 3 basic types of ear infections:
- Acute Otitis Media -
“ the most common ear infection and is when fluid becomes trapped behind the ear drum. ”
- Otitis Media with Effusion -
“ this is where an ear infection has occurred but appears to have gone away. “
- Chronic Otitis Media -
“ This is the most severe and is from long term or repetitive fluid in the ear. This can cause hearing impairment. “
So how do you tell if it is something more? Well, here are a list of actual symptoms of ear infection.
The symptoms of an ear infection depend on the type but may include:
Mild deafness or the sensation that sound is muffled
Loss of appetite
Discharge from the ear
Blisters on the outer ear or along the ear canal
Noises in the ear, such as buzzing or humming
Vertigo (loss of balance).
These are not necessarily ear infection symptoms as many of these can be related to a number of medical conditions.
Ear infections are very serious and require medical attention. If you have any of the above symptoms and they persist then please seek medical advice as they very well could be symptoms of an ear infection.