A middle ear infection, also called otitis media, occurs when a virus or bacteria causes the area behind the eardrum to become inflamed. The condition is most common in children.
Symptoms: ear pain, irritability, difficulty sleeping, tugging or pulling at the ears, fever, yellow, clear, or bloody discharge from the ears, loss of balance, problems hearing, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, congestion.
Treatments: Painkillers, Antibiotics.
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