How Do You Diagnose Ear Infections & Symptoms?
Ear infections occur when microorganisms such as viruses or bacteria enter your body. There are many causes of ear infections. One common cause is having a cold or flu, which causes fluid to build up in your eustachian tube that can lead to an infection. Post nasal drip also can contribute to an infection. You don’t have to be ill to get an ear infection. Most of the time, infections are caused by mucous being pushed into your eustacian tubes when you blow your nose or when you don’t remove water that enters your ear when you take a shower or go swimming. It is possible to effectively diagnose ear infections. If you feel pain deep in your ear and/or there is fluid coming out of it, then you might have a middle ear infection called otitis media. If you are experiencing swelling and redness in your outer ear and the surrounding skin, then your outer ear, ear canal and the skin surrounding your ear might be seriously infected. If you are experiencing a headache-like pain with redness behi