IN THIS ARTICLE
Patient Comments Read 12 Comments
Otitis externa is commonly caused by trapped moisture in the ear canal or by minor injury to the ear canal.
Risk factors for otitis externa include:
Otitis media is caused by either a viral or bacterial infection of the middle ear. It often follows a cold or upper respiratory tract infection that causes inflammation of the Eustachian tube and prevents normal fluid drainage from the middle ear.
Other factors that may predispose otitis media include:
Myringitis, an inflammation of the ear drum may be due to localized infection or trauma.
Risk factors for myringitis include:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/22/2013
Must Read Articles Related to Earache
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Earache:
Earache - Experience
Please describe your experience with earache.
Earache - Causes
What was the cause of your earache?
Earache - Treatment
What treatment was effective for your earache?
- How to Save Money on Health Care
- Your Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy
- Your Common Drug Questions Answered
- Symptoms of a Severe Allergic Reaction
- Breast Cancer Treatment Options
- Is Your Body Ready for Pregnancy?