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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.

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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
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it is a non invasive device for reliving the ear pain by opening the ear tube.,

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