An ear infection (acute otitis media) is most often a bacterial or viral infection that affects the middle ear, the air-filled space behind the eardrum that contains the tiny vibrating bones of the ear. Children are more likely than adults to get ear infections.
Symptoms: There are a variety of symptoms associated with middle ear infections. Some of the most common are: 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 and drugs
A wait-and-see approach Managing pain: A warm compress, Pain medication, Eardrops Antibiotic therapy Treatment for chronic suppurative otitis media Monitoring