Symptoms of Middle Ear Infection
by Alayne Ronnenberg, ScD
Ear infections frequently develop during or shortly after another infection, such as a cold or sore throat. They may also happen because of nasal allergy symptoms.
Some children with ear infection, particularly chronic otitis, have no symptoms. Their condition may be discovered on examination for some other problem.
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Last reviewed September 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Marcie L. Sidman, MD
Last Updated: 9/17/2014
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