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What is acute otitis media?

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Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics
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In brief: Middle ear infection

"acute" = recent onset.
"otitis" = ear infection. "media" = the middle ear space, the space behind the ear drum but before the inner ear area. (inner ear are is the area that effects balance.) acute otitis media is the common term docs use for a middle ear infection which is often a complication form a cold, smoke exposure, allergies - anything that can cause congestion in the upper airways.

In brief: Middle ear infection

"acute" = recent onset.
"otitis" = ear infection. "media" = the middle ear space, the space behind the ear drum but before the inner ear area. (inner ear are is the area that effects balance.) acute otitis media is the common term docs use for a middle ear infection which is often a complication form a cold, smoke exposure, allergies - anything that can cause congestion in the upper airways.
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Dr. Gregg Alexander
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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
2 doctors agree

In brief: Middle ear infection

Acute otitis media: otitis means inflammation of the ear and media refers to middle.
So acute otitis media is an acute inflammation of the middle ear generally caused by a bacterial or viral infection.

In brief: Middle ear infection

Acute otitis media: otitis means inflammation of the ear and media refers to middle.
So acute otitis media is an acute inflammation of the middle ear generally caused by a bacterial or viral infection.
Dr. Arthur Torre
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: AcuteMiddleEarInfect

Acute Otitis Media is the term used for acute infection in the middle ear usually presents with fever,earache with or without discharge

In brief: AcuteMiddleEarInfect

Acute Otitis Media is the term used for acute infection in the middle ear usually presents with fever,earache with or without discharge
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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