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MIDDLE EAR INFECTION

Blockage of the Eustachian tube during a cold, allergy or respiratory infection and the presence of bacteria or viruses lead to the accumulation of fluid behind the eardrum causes a Middle Ear Infection. This is an infection called Otitis Media. The primary treatment for Otitis Media is antibiotic therapy. Treatment for repeated antibiotic failures includes the placement of ear tubes.

Symptoms of ear infection can be:

  • Earache.
  • Feeling of fullness.
  • Hearing problems.
  • Dizziness, loss of balance.
  • Ear drainage.
  • Fever.

Symptoms of an ear infection in infants and toddlers can be:

  • Hearing problems.
  • Crying and irritability.
  • Fever.
  • Vomiting.
  • Ear drainage.
  • Speech delay, balance and stumbling problems.

TREATMENT OF OTITIS MEDIA

In adults and children, antibiotic therapy is the mainstay of treatment. Allergy treatment (antihistamines, steroid pills or nose sprays and other treatments) is sometimes helpful. Watchful waiting for residual fluid which is not infected is often suggested. For resistant ear infections not responding to medical therapy or watchful waiting, then a drainage with pressure equalizing tubes can be suggested. This is a minor procedure to be done in the office for most adults and older children or under a brief anesthetic for young children and infants.

This information is for guidance only and should not constitute medical advice. Adapted from from AAO-HNS – entnet.org.

EAR AND HEARING DISORDERS WE TREAT

Our ENT providers are compassionate and skilled in diagnosing and treating a wide range of ear and hearing disorders. Please click on the links below to learn more. For more information about any of these disorders and conditions or for questions about a condition not listed here, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

OUR LOCATION

400 West LBJ FreewaySuite 360
Irving, Texas 75063
(972) 402-8404 Office
(972) 695-8796 Fax
mytexasent@myupdox.com Email/Fax

OFFICE HOURS

Mon: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Tues: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Weds: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Thurs: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Fri: 7:30am – 3pm

We are closed on weekends.

ALLERGY CENTER HOURS

Mon: 8:30am – 11:30am and 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Tues: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Weds 7:30am – 11:30am and 1:00pm – 4:00pm

We are closed on weekends.

All allergy shots must be scheduled.

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