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How can eosinophilic asthma cause middle ear infections?

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The swelling in your nose and sinuses may reach all the way to your ears and cause a middle ear infection, called otitis media. This leads to a thick fluid in your ears that can affect your hearing.

SOURCES:

American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders: “Eosinophilic Asthma.”

European Respiratory Society, ERJ Open Research: “Management of the patient with eosinophilic asthma: a new era begins.”

Mayo Clinic: “Asthma,” “Chronic Sinusitis.”

Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine : “Improving the Diagnosis of Eosinophilic Asthma.”

American Rhinologic Society: “Sinusitis Q&A.”

Asthma Society of Canada: “All About Inhaled Steroids.”

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 17, 2018

SOURCES:

American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders: “Eosinophilic Asthma.”

European Respiratory Society, ERJ Open Research: “Management of the patient with eosinophilic asthma: a new era begins.”

Mayo Clinic: “Asthma,” “Chronic Sinusitis.”

Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine : “Improving the Diagnosis of Eosinophilic Asthma.”

American Rhinologic Society: “Sinusitis Q&A.”

Asthma Society of Canada: “All About Inhaled Steroids.”

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 17, 2018

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