Drs. Chad Marrs and Andrew Marlowe provide ear care services to the Sarasota community of Sarasota, Florida through Marlowe & Marrs Ear, Nose & Throat - Center for Hearing. The highly skilled team at Marlowe & Marrs Ear, Nose & Throat provides patients with effective tests and treatments for otitis media.
Otitis media refers to inflammation of the ear, or an ear infection, and is the most common cause of ear pain and 1 of 3 types of ear focus areas:
Although this condition is most often thought of as a children's issue, you can experience it at any age. Otitis media most frequently follows a bout with the common cold, the flu, or other respiratory tract infections.
The middle ear is the space behind the eardrum where small bones receive vibrations and send them to the inner ear. The middle ear is connected to the upper respiratory tract by a small channel termed the Eustachian tube. This is why the common cold or flu can lead to otitis media. Bacteria growing in the sinus cavities make their way up the Eustachian tube to the middle ear and continue growing.
Adult symptoms include:
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