Ear Infection

Visit Family Urgent Care For Ear pain and Ear Infections ​

While many children often complain about the nagging pain in the ear, adults can also fall prey to the different types of ear infections. 

Ear pain or ear infections can be caused by many reasons; therefore, visiting a healthcare provider is necessary to rule out the reason behind the ear pain. 

At Family Urgent Care, our experienced team of healthcare providers will help you find relief by finding out the reason behind the irritating pain in the ear, inquiring about your symptoms, and giving you a personalized treatment plan for you or your child. 

You can book same-day appointments or even walk into our clinic any day of the week, as your health and comfort is our top priority. 

Common Symptoms Of Ear Infections

Some of the common symptoms of ear infection are as follows: 

  • Mild pain or discomfort in the ear
  • Mild deafness or difficulty in hearing
  • Pus-like discharge from the ear
  • Feeling pressure inside the ear
 

If your infant has an ear pain or ear infection you might notice

  • Tugging or pulling the ear multiple times
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Crying more than usual
  • Fever
  • Lack of appetite
 

As a parent, if you notice any of these behaviours or symptoms in your child, you can contact or visit Family Urgent Care right away.:

What Causes Ear Infection In Children Or Adults?

In children, ear infection mostly occurs when the tube (eustachian tube) between the ear and mouth gets clogged or inflamed for any reason. As a result, the fluid builds up behind the eardrum, causing ear pain. Some of the common causes that clog this tube in adults or children are: 

  • Sinus infections
  • Cold and flu
  • Allergies
  • Excess mucus and saliva
 

Some other causes that can lead to ear infections include: 

  • Ear wax build-up  
  • Tobacco smoke
  • Foreign objects in the ear

What Are Some Common Types Of Ear Infections?​

Once you visit Family Urgent Care, our experienced medical staff asks you about the symptoms and examines your ear to rule out the type of ear infection. Most commonly, there are three types of ear infections:

Outer Ear infection: 

This is also known as swimmer’s ear, as it is most common in kids or adults who spend a lot of time in water. This excessive moisture causes fungal or bacterial growth inside, leading to an outer ear infection.

Middle Ear infection: 

This type of infection occurs behind your ear drum due to many reasons. The most common cause of middle ear infection is the collection of fluid inside the ear due to allergies, cold, sore throat or respiratory tract infection. 

Inner Ear infection:

This infection is most common in adults aged 30 to 60 rather than in children. It mostly occurs when a viral infection of the chest, ear, nose or mouth spreads into the inner side of the ear. Some of the common symptoms that signal this infection are dizziness, nausea, vomiting, hearing changes, body balance issues and ear pain. 

When Can You Visit Family Urgent Care For Ear Infection?​

Do not hesitate to seek medical advice if you have persistent ear pain lasting more than a day. You can schedule your appointment with us or even visit the clinic directly if you live in Indiana or Illinois. 

Contact our healthcare providers immediately if you or your child has:

  • Ear pain persists for more than a day or two
  • Recurrent ear infection 
  • Fluid or pus discharge from the ear
  • Has muffled hearing or ear pain along with sore throat, cold and flu
  • Experience fever or headache. 
 

Book your appointment now to find relief from troublesome ear infections. 

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