Slideshow Pictures: Anatomy of an Ear Infection - Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Reviewed by Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor on Thursday, May 23, 2013

Doctor examining child's ear.

Two girls swimming together.

Picture of a healthy eardrum.

Diagram of the inside of an ear.

Diagram of a middle ear infection with fluid buildup.

Picture of a ruptured eardrum.

Child in pain from an ear infection.

Baby in pain from an ear infection.

Girl getting drops in her ear to cure her ear infection.

Girl about to take a dose of antibiotics to treat her ear infection.

Child getting his hearing tested.

Close-up of an ear tube otoscopy showing a transtympanic drain.

A doctor checks a child’s throat and tonsils.

Mom and daughter washing their hand together.

A young boy in a field of flowers blows his nose due to allergies.

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