Ear Infections

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A child's eustachian tube is straighter and smaller than an adults, plus they have less sinuses and smaller sinuses, so they tend to get more ear infections

A child's eustachian tube is straighter and smaller than an adults, plus they have less sinuses and smaller sinuses, so they tend to get more ear infections

Anatomy of an ear infection, showing how fluid (then bacteria) fill up behind the ear drum, in the middle ear

Anatomy of an ear infection, showing how fluid (then bacteria) fill up behind the ear drum, in the middle ear

Picture demonstrates how the eustachian tube goes out from the middle ear to your nasopharynx (nose & throat)

Picture demonstrates how the eustachian tube goes out from the middle ear to your nasopharynx (nose & throat)

What the ENT does when they put in tympanostomy tubes to alleviate chronic fluid behind the ear drum, which keeps getting infected or is causing hearing loss

What the ENT does when they put in tympanostomy tubes to alleviate chronic fluid behind the ear drum, which keeps getting infected or is causing hearing loss

How the tube connects from your middle ear to your nose and throat

How the tube connects from your middle ear to your nose and throat

More of what your doctor sees when they look in your ear at the tympanic membrane

More of what your doctor sees when they look in your ear at the tympanic membrane

This is NOT an "ear infection", which is otitis media (infection of middle ear), this is OTITIS EXTERNA (external ear infection of the canal), aka swimmer's ear

This is NOT an "ear infection", which is otitis media (infection of middle ear), this is OTITIS EXTERNA (external ear infection of the canal), aka swimmer's ear

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