Middle Ear Infection (Otitis Media)

About- Middle ear infection also known as otitis media is generally a bacterial or viral infection that affects the middle ear (the air-filled space behind the eardrum that contains the tiny vibrating bones of the ear).
 
Symptoms-

 
  • Balance disorder
  • Congestion
  • Decreased appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Ear pain
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Hearing loss
  • Irritability
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Tugging or pulling at an ear
  • Unusual crying
  • Yellow, clear, or bloody discharge from the ears
Causes-
A middle ear infection is caused by a bacterium or virus. It may result from another illness like cold, flu, or allergy.
 
Specialists to visit
Otolaryngologist
Pediatrician

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References
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com

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