Skip to content

    Ear Infection Health Center

    Medical Reference Related to Ear Infection

    1. Ear Infections - Treatment Overview

      Treatment for middle ear infections (otitis media) involves home treatment for symptom relief and, in some cases, antibiotics.

    2. Ear Infections - Surgery

      Surgery for middle ear infections (otitis media) often means placing a drainage tube into the eardrum of one or both ears. It's one of the most common childhood operations.

    3. Ear Problems and Injuries, Age 11 and Younger - Topic Overview

      Ear pain may be the first symptom of an ear infection,especially if you have moderate to severe ear pain during or shortly after you have a cold. Other symptoms of an ear infection may include: Swelling,heat,or tenderness around or behind the ear. Redness of the ear,ear canal,or skin around or behind the ear. Drainage from the ear that does not look like earwax. Itching of the ear or ...

    4. Ear Problems and Injuries, Age 11 and Younger - Topic Overview

      What is swimmer's ear? Swimmer's ear (otitis externa) is an inflammation or infection of the ear canal,the passage that leads from the outer ear to the eardrum. This condition is called swimmer's ear because it commonly occurs in people who have been swimming. But other people can get it too. What causes swimmer's ear? You can get swimmer's ear when bacteria grow in your ear canal. This ...

    5. Ear Infections - Other Treatment

      If a child with an ear infection has a bad earache, a doctor may perform tympanocentesis. A needle goes through the eardrum to remove fluid from behind the eardrum. It helps ease pain. The fluid is sometimes sent to a lab for testing.

    6. Ear Infections - What Increases Your Risk

      Some factors that increase the risk for middle ear infection (otitis media) are out of your control, such as your age.

    7. Ear Infections - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Ear infection: Should I give my child antibiotics? Ear problems: Should my child be treated for fluid buildup in the middle ear? ...

    8. Ear Problems and Injuries, Age 11 and Younger - Topic Overview

      What is motion sickness?If you've ever been sick to your stomach on a rocking boat or a bumpy airplane ride, you know the discomfort of motion sickness. It doesn't cause long-term problems, but it can make your life miserable, especially if you travel a lot.Children from 5 to 12 years old, women, and older adults get motion sickness more than others do. It's rare in children younger than 2.Motion sickness is sometimes called airsickness, seasickness, or carsickness.What are the symptoms?Motion sickness can cause:A general feeling that you're ill.Nausea.Vomiting.Headache.Sweating.Symptoms will usually go away soon after the motion stops.What causes motion sickness?You get motion sickness when one part of your balance-sensing system (your inner ear, eyes, and sensory nerves) senses that your body is moving, but the other parts don't. For example, if you are in the cabin of a moving ship, your inner ear may sense the motion of waves, but your eyes don't see any movement. This conflict

    9. Ear Infections - Prevention

      You may be able to prevent your child from getting middle ear infections by:Not smoking. Ear infections are more common in children who are around cigarette smoke in the home. Even fumes from tobacco smoke on your hair and clothes can affect the child.Bre

    10. Ear Infections - What Happens

      Middle ear infections (otitis media) usually occur along with an upper respiratory infection, such as a cold.

    Displaying 21 - 30 of 39 Articles << Prev Page 1 2 3 4 Next >>

    Today on WebMD

    Ear Infection Slideshow
    Slideshow
    Earache Cold Ear Infection
    Article
     
    Side view of child's ear
    Article
    Syringes and graph illustration
    Tool
     
    Ear Infections When To Call A Doctor
    Reference
    woman cleaning ear
    Quiz
     
    Ear Infections Medications
    Reference
    Ear Infections Surgery
    Reference
     
    24 Kid Illnesses Parents Should Know
    Slideshow
    Parker Treating Ear Infections
    Video
     
    Ear Infections What Happens
    Reference
    Ear Infections Exams And Tests
    Reference