10 Causes of Ear Pain

Cause #2: Otitis Media with Effusion

Otitis media with effusion (OME) refers to an accumulation of noninfectious fluid in the middle ear due to an upper respiratory tract infection, sore throat, or cold. It is usually a self-limiting condition where the disorder resolves within 4 to 6 weeks. In some cases, the fluid can persist longer leading to temporary loss in hearing and ear pain.

It is most commonly seen in children between the ages of 6 months to 3 years. It is also more prevalent during fall and winter. It is believed to be caused by poor function of the eustachian tube resulting in prevention of normal fluid drainage and accumulation of fluid.

Ear Pain Causes

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