An ear infection is an inflammation of the middle ear, the air-filled space behind the eardrum that contains the tiny vibrating bones of the ear. The infection could be because of a cold or throat infection that causes fluid to become trapped in the middle ear. While ear infection is more common in children, grown-ups are also susceptible to these infections. If you suspect you or your loved one is suffering from an ear infection, it's prudent to consult a medical professional -- and we are here to help.
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What causes Ear Infections?
Both bacterias and viruses can cause ear infections. This infection is often a result of another illness - cold, the flu, or a throat infection - that causes congestion and swelling in the nasal, throat, and the small tubes that run directly from each ear to the back of the throat (called eustachian tubes). Changes in altitude, climate, and exposure to smoke are all risks of developing an infection.
What are the symptoms of Ear Infections?
The signs and symptoms of ear infections in children:
ear pain, especially when lying down
not responding to sounds
loss of appetite
Common signs and symptoms in adults include:
drainage of fluid from the ear
When to see a doctor?
Ear infections sometimes resolve on their own within a few days. If the pain doesn't subside and your child continues to have a fever, you should see your doctor. Unlike childhood ear infections adult ear infections are frequently signs of a more serious health problem. If you’re an adult with an ear infection, you should pay close attention to your symptoms and see your doctor.
If you or your loved one is suffering from an ear infection, our walk in urgent care center is located at 4563 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI - 48108. We accept most major insurances and have self-pay rates available for the uninsured. Call our friendly staff today at (734) 249 6800 if you have any questions about the insurances we accept or the services we offer. We look forward to meeting you and helping you feel better today!