An ear infection is an infection of the middle ear, the air-filled space behind the eardrum that contains the tiny vibrating bones of the ear. Children are more so likely to have an ear infection than adults. Ear infections often clear up on their own however, treatment may begin with managing pain and monitoring the problem. Sometimes antibiotics are used to clear up the infection. Some people are more prone to have multiple ear infections through their life. Ear infections can result in hearing problems and other serious complications. Manchester pharmacy can help ease your ear infection with medication if needed.
An ear infection is caused by viruses or bacteria. They often result from a blockage of your eustachian tubes, which causes fluid t build up in your middle ear. Eustachian tubes are very small tubes that run from each of your ears directly to the back of your throat. These tubes can become blocked due to allergies.
Ear infections can also be caused from infected adenoids. Your adenoids are glands on the roof of your mouth behind your nose that help protect your body from infections. These infections can spread from the glands to the nearby ends of your eustachian tubes.
The symptoms of an ear infection usually start quickly and include:
- pain inside the ear
- a high temperature
- being sick
- a lack of energy
Ear infection’s usually occur in younger individuals due to them having narrow eustachian tubes.
There can be multiple risk factors that cause ear infections.
- Altitude changes
- Changes in temperature and humidity
- Lack of access to healthcare
- Recent illness or ear infection
Most ear infections can clear up on the own however, the following treatments can also help.
The following treatments can be effective in relieving the symptoms of a mild ear infection:
- Apply a warm cloth to the affected ear
- Pain medication such as ibuprofen (Advil) or (Tylenol)
- Avoid sleeping on the affected ear.
If your symptoms get worse or don’t improve overtime, its advised that you see your GP as soon as possible. They may prescribe antibiotics if your ear infection isn’t improving. when it comes to treating children with an infected ear doctors avoid over-prescribing antibiotics. Your are able to retrieve your antibiotics for your ear infection from Manchester pharmacy.
Most ear infections clear up within 3 days, although sometimes symptoms can last up to a week.
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