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Wilderness: Ear Infection (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

  • Seek medical treatment as soon as possible for an examination of the ear if an ear infection is suspected.
  • Elderly people and people with high blood pressure should use decongestants with caution.
  • Consult a doctor about treatment with available medications for an ear infection.

Pictures of the Ear

Picture of the outer and inner structures of the ear

Picture of the outer and inner structures of the ear

Media file 1: The anatomy of the ear. The "760" notes atmospheric pressure in the middle ear. The eustachian tube supplies air to the middle ear.
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Media type: Image

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