ear infections


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to ear infections: Swimmers ear

ear infections,

n.pl infections of the ear usually triggered by bacteria or viruses, often occurring with infections of the throat or respi-ratory system. There are three types of ear infection: otitis externa (ear canal inflammation), otitis media (middle ear inflammation—the most common type), and otitis interna (inner ear inflammation—rare). Serious complications that can arise from ear infections include loss of hearing, a burst eardrum, and mastoiditis, a rare infection of the mastoid process.

Patient discussion about ear infections

Q. i suffer for ma chronic ear infection ! every time i take a shower i need to pay my mind that water does not go in and i'm tired of it ... every time a drop comes in i get an infection ! is there any thing out there that might help me ?

A. if ear plugs dos not help and you stile have an ear infection ,
try out the eardoc
www.eardoc.info
it is a non invasive device for reliving the ear pain by opening the ear tube.,

More discussions about ear infections
References in periodicals archive ?
There are kids that have seven or eight ear infections before their first birthday, and these chronic infections can cause language and developmental delays.
Dubai: Cold and flu, sore throat and ear infection are the top three common infections suffered by students at the beginning of the school year, an expert said.
Recurrent middle ear infections often cease during the time a tympanostomy tube is in place.
During the study period, air quality steadily improved, and the incidence of recurrent ear infections fell, but the incidence of allergy or seizures did not change.
Frequent ear infections seem to make kids develop a strong preference for fatty foods.
This, in turn, allows parents to take charge of their child's medical care and forego unnecessary doctor visits and antibiotic treatment by managing short-term viral (or improving) ear infections at home with a pediatrician's telephone support.
Research shows a strong link between a preference for fatty foods and the damage to taste nerves caused by chronic ear infections.
Inside the back cover of the book is a helpful pull-out guide for parents answering frequently asked questions regarding ear infections.
A new study led by an Oregon doctor may bolster the case for doctors and parents to take a wait-and-see approach to ear infections, rather than automatically turning to antibiotics.
Anyone who has an ear infection should consult a doctor before using the product.
At the end of their second year of life, a total of 333 children given the new vaccine had a middle ear infection, compared with 499 in the control group.
Also, most ear infections in dogs involve the outer part of the ear, the external ear canal.