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no need for antibiotics in most middle ear infections
A: An ear infection typically causes pain that may be sharp or dull, and you also may notice that your balance Is slightly "off.
Middle-ear infection, or acute otitis media, is an ear infection that is usually caused by bacteria or viruses.
If the cause of an ear infection isn't obvious, ear cytology--an examination of the discharge microscopically--may be necessary to find the presence of bacteria, yeast, mites or inflammatory cells.
Most children have at least two bouts of ear infection before they are 5 years old.
According to CellScope, ear infections are the leading cause of pediatric visits, costing the country's health care system upward of $3.
The Results: Three-fourths of the children with the history of an ear infection had been treated with antibiotics and the remainder had a delayed treatment (waiting a couple of days and then starting antibiotics if there was no improvement).
Heading to your veterinarian for help with an ear infection is always a good idea, especially if you haven't had previous experience with a canine ear infection and you aren't certain what it looks like, or if a previously treated infection has recurred.
As a pet owner, knowing what to expect when a dog or cat has an ear infection is absolutely crucial.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is emerging as a factor that may promote recurrent middle ear infections--studies indicate that the prevalence of recurrent middle ear infections is greater among children who have OSA than among children who do not.
Children in the study with more severe deformity had a higher rate of ear infection, compared with those with less severe deformity, but this trend also was not significant, wrote Adam Purzycki and his colleagues at the Wake Forest University Medical Center's North Carolina Institute for Cleft and Craniofacial Deformities, in Winston-Salem.
But an ear infection is now thought to have been the cause of his collapse.
Anyone who has an ear infection should consult a doctor before using the product.
2) Because the petrous apex contains mucosa-lined air cells, a middle ear infection can lead to obstruction and inflammation of the apex cells.