If you are experiencing ear infection symptoms—possibly including ear pain, fluid drainage, and difficulty hearing—you can rely on Jovive Health. Our Cameron Park, California, clinic offers urgent care for ear pain and various other non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries.
What Causes Ear Infections?
The most common type of ear infection—a middle ear infection or acute otitis media—develops when bacteria or viruses enter the air-filled space behind the eardrum. In many cases, another illness (such as the common cold or influenza) causes the narrow tubes connecting the middle ear and the throat (the eustachian tubes) to swell and become blocked. When this happens, it can cause mucus to build up in the middle ear, which can in turn become infected.
Although anyone can develop an ear infection, children between the ages of 6 and 24 months are most likely to experience earaches because their eustachian tubes are narrower and more horizontal, and thus more likely to become clogged. Plus, children’s immune systems do not fully develop until they are about 7 or 8 years old, which can increase their risk of getting sick.
Urgent Care for Ear Infections Near You
If you need urgent care for ear pain, visit Jovive Health today. Our Cameron Park, CA, clinic is open seven days a week, and you can choose whether to walk in or book a same-day reservation. Once we have spoken with you about your symptoms and performed an examination, we will be able to diagnose what is causing your ear pain and recommend a customized ear infection treatment plan.