Medical doctors from Medvisit can help in diagnosing and treating ear infections. Also known as acute otitis media, an ear infection occurs when there is a fluid accumulation behind the eardrum, and it gets infected. The Swimmer’s Ear, another common name of the illness, is an infection spread by viruses or bacteria.
In normal cases, the fluid entering the middle ear gets drained via the Eustachian tube. When blocked, this accumulation can cause severe pain resulting in a number of symptoms.
Streptococcus bacteria or any virus, if it enters the middle ear cavity, can cause a number of symptoms in the affected individuals. The condition is more common in children who have a more horizontally angled Eustachian tube, which makes it difficult for fluid drainage.
Symptoms Of Ear Infection
Some of the common symptoms of ear infection are:
- Severe pain in the ear
- Persistent fever of 101 degrees Fahrenheit or above
- Fluid drainage from the ear
- Severe and persistent headache
- Ear tugging
- Difficulty in hearing
- Balance problems
- Sleep apnea
How Can We Help You?
The symptoms of ear infection are diverse and might be pointing towards an underlying condition, so it is important to acquire help from professionals who will guide you well in the process. If there are symptoms such as a high-grade fever that persists, it is important to call an in-house doctor or use telemedicine help in time.
By calling Medvisit for help, you will be connected to a licensed medical practitioner and can access an English-speaking doctor if you need it. Your doctor will fully check your ear, nose, and throat to find out and make sure if there is any complication that can be fixed in due time and is related to an ear infection. You will be given a detailed check-up of your condition for accurate diagnosis with the right prescription and medical advice.
For children, the doctor will enquire about the vaccinations, and your child is up-to-date on it as ear infections often occur when upper respiratory infections (URIs) such as influenza and the common cold resolve. For bacterial ear infection, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics, especially for adults. For children, antibiotics are not used frequently as their immune system, coupled with the right medical protocol, can fight the infection very well.
Whether you want an in-house service or telemedicine help, Medvisit makes sure you get the right medical attention in time.