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What sort of disorder is an ear infection?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on location

Viruses can invade the ear nerve, impaining hearing; viruses or bacteria can inhabit the normally sterile middle ear space& mucous= otitis media;germs can invade the ear drum= myringitis/ lots of pain; skin bacteria & fungus can invade an over-hydrated outer canal & cause swimmers ear. Each affliction may be considered an ear infection & each is handled differently.

In brief: Depends on location

Viruses can invade the ear nerve, impaining hearing; viruses or bacteria can inhabit the normally sterile middle ear space& mucous= otitis media;germs can invade the ear drum= myringitis/ lots of pain; skin bacteria & fungus can invade an over-hydrated outer canal & cause swimmers ear. Each affliction may be considered an ear infection & each is handled differently.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Infection

An ear infection is when bacteria or viral bugs get into the spaces of your ear causing swelling and infection.
This can affect hearing or cause pain.

In brief: Infection

An ear infection is when bacteria or viral bugs get into the spaces of your ear causing swelling and infection.
This can affect hearing or cause pain.
Dr. Frederick Shieh
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