|Do You Know the Symptoms of an Inner Ear Infection?|
You could begin to notice some loss of hearing and this will be because of a blockage in the ear. You could also experience tinnitus [ringing in the ears] plus a feeling of fullness and pressure.
If the hearing loss is in a child you will probably notice that they will need the TV turned up or they might not answer or come to you when you call. They could appear as though they are not paying attention at school, but all of this could be because they are not hearing so well.
Mostly ear infections seem to come after flu or a bad cold and can possibly be accompanied by a fever.
If you find that the pressure inside your ear has built up to such an extent that the eardrum has burst, you will notice a thick yellow mucus draining from the ear. This may seem quite frightening but you shouldn't get too uptight about it, the eardrum is quite capable of healing itself.
Also because of the pressure when the tubes in your ear become blocked you could feel quite sick and dizzy. Strangely your eyes can be affected by this condition, they can seem to drift sideways before they move back into focus. Symptoms of inner ear infection, altogether a rather nasty and debilitating feeling but not life threatening.
Middle ear infections seem to mostly hit small children under six years of age. Usually after that age they will grow out of having these infections and should be alright as they are growing up, having no lasting problems.
The reason for children being so susceptible is because their tubes from ear to nose are naturally quite small and easily get blocked.
The best thing to do when children exhibit symptoms of inner ear infection is to watch and wait, the situation can clear up without any help from you, but if this is not the case then naturally you need to consult your doctor.
The pain from this affliction can be quite sharp but will not necessarily be accompanied by fever.
Mostly this inflammation and infection occurs just behind the eardrum. The Eustachian tube becomes blocked and is not ventilated properly meaning that fluids cannot drain through and out through the nose.
Ears normally produce a small amount of fluid, this is quite natural and you shouldn't even notice when it drains down your throat.
When you get such a blockage it could be due to a respiratory infection, blocked sinuses or even adenoidal problems.
If you have had a cold, the Eustachian tube, which drains any fluid from the ears into the throat, becomes swollen and blocked with mucus/catarrh. Because the fluids are not draining away properly they can become quite nasty and germs can build up as a result of this.
These inner ear infections can last for quite a few weeks before they really clear up, if they continue beyond this then you obviously need to see your doctor.