Ear Wax Related Diseases & Conditions

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  • Ear Infection (Otitis Media) Middle ear infection or inflammation (otitis media) is inflammation fo the middle ear. There are two types of otitis media, acute...learn more »
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    Ear Infection (Otitis Media) Article
    • Ear infection or inflammation (otitis media) facts
    • What is otitis media (middle ear infection or inflammation)?
    • What are the symptoms of acute middle ear infection?
    • How common is acute middle ear infection or inflammation?
    • "Are ear infections contagious?
    • Why do young children tend to have ear infections?
    • How does the Eustachian tube change as a child gets older?
    • What microorganisms cause middle ear infection or inflammation?
    • What is the relationship between bottlefeeding and middle ear infection or inflammation?
    • What are the risk factors for acute middle ear infection or inflammation?
    • How is acute otitis media diagnosed?
    • How is acute middle ear infection or inflammation treated?
    • Are there any home remedies for acute ear infection (otitis media)?
    • What causes chronic middle ear infection or inflammation?
    • What happens to the eardrum in chronic middle ear infection or inflammation?
    • What happens to the eardrum if a hole develops in the eardrum?
    • How is chronic middle ear infection or inflammation treated?
    • What are the goals of chronic otitis media surgery?
    • What is serious middle ear infection or inflammation?
    • What limitations are there on a child with middle ear infection or inflammation?
    • Can otitis media (middle ear infection or inflammation) be prevented?
  • Swimmer's Ear Swimmer's ear (external otitis) is an infection of the skin that covers the outer ear canal. Causes of swimmer's ear include...learn more »
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    Swimmer's Ear Article
    • Swimmer's ear facts
    • What is "swimmer's ear" or acute external otitis?
    • What are symptoms of swimmer's ear?
    • What is chronic swimmer's ear?
    • What is the treatment for swimmer's ear?
    • How can swimmer's ear be prevented?
    • What is the prognosis for swimmer's ear?
    • What about swimmer's ear in children?
    • Why do ears itch?
    • What should I do if I get a foreign object or insect in my ear?
  • Objects Or Insects In Ear Objects or insects in the ear can be placed in the ear by patients themselves, or an insect crawling in the ear. Ear wax can also...learn more »
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    Objects Or Insects In Ear Article
    • Objects or insects in ear overview
    • What are causes of objects in the ear?
    • What are the symptoms of an object in the ear?
    • When should I call the doctor for an object in the ear?
    • How is an object in the ear diagnosed?
    • How is an object in the ear treated?
    • What are some other types of ear emergencies?
  • Noise Induced Hearing Loss and Its Prevention Noise-induced hearing loss may be an acoustic trauma (temporary hearing loss), or permanent due to an acute acoustic trauma....learn more »
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    Noise Induced Hearing Loss and Its Prevention Article
    • What is the importance of noise-induced hearing loss?
    • What are acoustic trauma and noise-induced hearing loss?
    • How can a person tell if a noisy situation is dangerous to their hearing?
    • How loud can a sound get before it affects hearing?
    • Do the duration and closeness of exposure to loud noise relate to hearing damage?
    • What factors increase a person's susceptibility to noise-induced hearing loss?
    • How else can noise affect a person?
    • What are the regulations regarding on-the-job exposure to noise?
    • How effective are hearing protection devices?
    • What are the common problems with hearing protectors?
    • Do hearing protectors prevent a person from communicating with others?
    • How is hearing loss identified?
    • What can be done to treat hearing loss?