Ear Infection Consultation
Swimmer's ear, also known as otitis externa, is an infection of the outer ear canal that is caused by water getting trapped in the ear and creating a breeding ground for bacteria. Symptoms of swimmer's ear include ear pain, itching, and redness of the ear canal. In severe cases, it can also cause discharge from the ear and difficulty hearing.
Middle ear infection, also known as otitis media, is an infection of the middle ear that occurs when fluid builds up behind the eardrum. This can cause symptoms such as ear pain, fever, and difficulty hearing. These symptoms are common in both children and adults. Middle ear infections can be caused by either a bacterial or viral infection.
How we treat:
Depending on the symptoms we prescribe:
Antibiotics (Z-pak, Cefdinir, Amoxicillin, Augmentin)
Ear drops (Olfloxacin, Polymycin, Cipro)