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What is otitis media?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Middle ear infection

Otitis Media is the term used for infection in the middle ear

In brief: Middle ear infection

Otitis Media is the term used for infection in the middle ear
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Inflamation mid/ear

Otitis media is a broad term that includes various forms of inflamation of the middle ear.
That space is like a cave in the skull, with the ear drum on one wall, a drain tube (eustacion tube) in the floor & another wall composed by the skull & the ear nerve. The walls make mucous which normally drains but can be trapped. Germs can feed on the trapped mucous & cause infection.

In brief: Inflamation mid/ear

Otitis media is a broad term that includes various forms of inflamation of the middle ear.
That space is like a cave in the skull, with the ear drum on one wall, a drain tube (eustacion tube) in the floor & another wall composed by the skull & the ear nerve. The walls make mucous which normally drains but can be trapped. Germs can feed on the trapped mucous & cause infection.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics

In brief: Middle ear infection

Acute otitis media is the medical name for a middle ear infection.
Otitis media with effusion is a collection of sterile inflammatory fluid in the middle ear.

In brief: Middle ear infection

Acute otitis media is the medical name for a middle ear infection.
Otitis media with effusion is a collection of sterile inflammatory fluid in the middle ear.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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