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Why do ear infections only affect teens and, toddlers, and children?

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In brief: Not the case

Adults, all though less frequent can get ear infections.
Ear infections are normally more common in toddlers and infants, simply because they may get more uris.

In brief: Not the case

Adults, all though less frequent can get ear infections.
Ear infections are normally more common in toddlers and infants, simply because they may get more uris.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. Martin Raff
In addition, toddlers and infants have their eustacian tubes coming off their nasopharynx at a much more acute angle than do adults. This makes obstruction easier and these kids have larger adenoid. Very few adults get ear infections without a history of them in childhood.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics

In brief: Anatomy

Dr raff's answer is spot on.
The anatomy of the ear is more conducive to development of ear infections in children. As we age this changes so we are more resistant.Exposure is a part of thye equation, but only a part.

In brief: Anatomy

Dr raff's answer is spot on.
The anatomy of the ear is more conducive to development of ear infections in children. As we age this changes so we are more resistant.Exposure is a part of thye equation, but only a part.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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