What are the causes of middle ear infections? What precaution is needed?
Hello, I am 44 years years old male I have a middle ear infection. It is the second time I am having a middle ear infection. Earache was unbearable this time. Can anyone tell me what causes a middle ear infection, so that I will take precautions?
@samm Hello, An ear infection is caused by a bacterium or virus in the middle ear. This infection often results from another illness cold, flu, or allergy — that causes congestion and swelling of the nasal passages, throat, and eustachian tubes.
The following precautions may reduce the risk of developing ear infections:
washing your hands often
avoiding overly crowded areas
Most ear infections clear up within about 3 days, but severe infections may need to be treated with antibiotics. Thank You.