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How common is an ear infection with the common cold?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: It depends

It really depends on many factors.
It is more common in children because of the anatomic "immaturity" of the eustachian tube... More flat vs vertical and less likely to open when swallowing. Further, in children the adenoid promotes bacterial growth that can propagate an ear infection via the eustachian tube.

In brief: It depends

It really depends on many factors.
It is more common in children because of the anatomic "immaturity" of the eustachian tube... More flat vs vertical and less likely to open when swallowing. Further, in children the adenoid promotes bacterial growth that can propagate an ear infection via the eustachian tube.
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Magalie Nelson
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Ear infection & cold

Ear infections can happen with the cold quite frequently.
Most of the time it resolves quickly and does not need additional treatment. However at times the fluid builds up in the middle ear and needs further treatment.

In brief: Ear infection & cold

Ear infections can happen with the cold quite frequently.
Most of the time it resolves quickly and does not need additional treatment. However at times the fluid builds up in the middle ear and needs further treatment.
Dr. Magalie Nelson
Dr. Magalie Nelson
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