An ear infection, located primarily in the middle part of your ear, occurs when there is not enough air ventilation, causing a blockage. This then becomes a perfect breeding ground for germs.
Infants and children are most likely to suffer from ear infections due to their susceptibility to upper viral infections such as the common cold and/or flu. These viruses can cause the toddler’s ears to swell, resulting in the lack of ventilation and allowing bacteria to grow. It is also possible for an adult to suffer from symptoms of an ear infection. If you suffer from a poor immune system or have a family history of ear infections, it is likely that even as an adult that you may struggle with consistent ear infections.
If you are suffering from an earache or ear infection, stop by AFC Urgent Care in Norwalk, CT today. We treat patients of all ages for ear pain, infection, cleaning and more.
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