Pain in right ear
My son has been complaining of ear pain since last night. He has little bot of cough. He even vomited last night. But now his ear is paining a lot and he isn't able to sleep. Any ENT specialist or pediatric expert, please help. My son is 4 years.
Doctor Answers (1) on Pain in right ear
The most common cause of earache is a middle ear infection (acute otitis media) that results from an infection in the upper respiratory tract, similar to a cold. The infection causes the mucus membranes in the Eustachian tube (the tube that connects the middle ear to the back of the throat) to swell, and the pressure behind the eardrum increases. The low pressure in the ear then leads to a build-up of fluids and middle ear infection. Consult Ent specialist..
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