Ear problems: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

What are ear problems?

Ear problems are showed up in many ways, one of the most common ear problem is hearing loss, ENT treats for patients who are mainly suffering from hearing loss.

Other ear problems are; ear infections, Meniere’s disease, Tinnitus, Ear barotrauma

Ear infections are the most common illness in infants and young children.

Tinnitus is the roaring in your ears.

Meniere’s disease results of fluid problems in your ear. You may experience dizziness.

Ear barotrauma is an injury that happens to your ears because of changes in air/water pressure.

Causes of ear problems:

  • Smoking
  • Colds
  • Allergies
  • Excess mucus
  • Change sin air pressure
  • Infected / swollen adenoids
  • Sinus infections

Symptoms of ear problems:

  • Hearing loss
  • Fussiness in infants
  • Pain/ Discomfort inside the ear
  • Feeling of fullness in the ear
  • Pus like ear drainage

These symptoms might come and go. It may occur in one or both the ears. Infection in both the ears are more severe.

Treatments for ear problems:

  • A warm or cold compress, may help ear pain
  • Tea tree oil ear drops to be used
  • Taking OTC/ Prescribed ear drops to relieve pain
  • Taking OTC decongestants

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