Are you experiencing ear pain or having trouble hearing? If you’re concerned that you might have an ear infection, you can rely on Jovive Health for diagnosis and treatment. We’re a 100% doctor-owned and -led practice, and we operate clinics in Cameron Park, CA; Chicago, IL; Lombard, IL; and Henderson, NV.
Common Ear Infection Symptoms
Ear infection symptoms will vary depending on which area of the ear is infected. Ear infections most commonly develop in the middle ear, which is the air-filled space behind the eardrum. Also known as “acute otitis media,” a middle ear infection can cause:
- Ear pain
- Difficulty hearing
- Fluid drainage from the ear
Children with an ear infection may also experience a fever, a headache, loss of balance, and loss of appetite. You may see them touching their ear or notice that they’re especially fussy or having trouble sleeping.
Are Ear Infections Contagious?
Ear infections, in and of themselves, are not contagious. However, it’s important to note that ear infections often result from another type of illness—such as the common cold or influenza (the flu)—which may be contagious.
Ear Infection Treatment Near You
If you’re experiencing the ear infection symptoms listed above, visit Jovive Health today. We’ll perform an examination and any necessary testing to diagnose the cause of your ear pain. If we determine that you have an ear infection, we’ll recommend a customized course of treatment, which might include pain medication or antibiotics. We look forward to helping you achieve ear pain relief.