Ear Infections in North Texas

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What is an ear infection?

An ear infection (acute otitis media) is a bacterial or viral disorder of the middle ear. The central section of the ear sits just behind the eardrum and contains tiny vibrating bones. When an ear infection occurs, patients can experience pain, dizziness, trouble with their balance, hearing loss, and uncomfortable pressure. While an ear infection is caused by a bacterium or virus, it's usually brought on by an illness, such as a cold, flu, or allergy. In the U.S., ear infections are one of the top reasons for children visiting a physician. But, this type of infection can affect adults as well. If you suspect an ear infection is the culprit of your or your child's pain, call Cross Timbers ENT in Midlothian, Mansfield, or Arlington, TX. 

How are ear infections treated?

At Cross Timbers ENT, our skilled physicians will perform a physical exam of your ears to determine the underlying cause. Since ear infections are usually the result of a bacterial contaminant, they are typically treated with antibiotics. Depending on the severity of your infection, type, symptoms, and age, prescription medication will vary. On average, most patients will experience relief once they have completed the prescribed treatment regimen. If your ear infection does not go away after finishing your course of antibiotics or antivirals, other treatments may be discussed. If you, or your child, are suffering from recurring middle ear infections, we will consider placing ear tubes to prevent the infection from happening so frequently.

Cure ear infections

Ear infections can be acute or chronic and often cause a lot of discomfort. If you, or your child, are battling a nasty ear infection, call Cross Timbers ENT. Our caring physicians are highly experienced in diagnosing and treating ear infections. We offer locations in Arlington, Midlothian, and Mansfield, TX. 

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