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What are the tests for ear infection?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Normally dont test

We normally don't test.
You can determine an infection based on history and how the canal, and ear drum looks.

In brief: Normally dont test

We normally don't test.
You can determine an infection based on history and how the canal, and ear drum looks.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics

In brief: Physical findings

The diagnosis of ear infection (or otitis media) requires the presence of ear pain (fussiness and/or crying in an infant), as well as abnormal otoscopic findings on examination of the ear. Ancillary tests can also be reduced movement of the eardrum with insufflation and abnormal tympanogram tracings.

In brief: Physical findings

The diagnosis of ear infection (or otitis media) requires the presence of ear pain (fussiness and/or crying in an infant), as well as abnormal otoscopic findings on examination of the ear. Ancillary tests can also be reduced movement of the eardrum with insufflation and abnormal tympanogram tracings.
Dr. Alan Levine
Dr. Alan Levine
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