Ear infections are viral or bacterial infections of the middle ear, just behind the eardrum. These infections result from other illnesses, and are often painful because they involve the inflammation and buildup of fluids in this area of the ear.
What are the symptoms of ear infections?
Ear pain, the drainage of fluid from the ear, reduced hearing, headaches, and fevers.
What are the treatments?
If your symptoms last longer than a day, schedule an appointment with your doctor, but don’t wait if your symptoms feel severe. You may need an antibiotic for your ear infection, and your doctor can prescribe the right treatment.*
* Individual results may vary.