Ear infection (middle ear) - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic - fluid in adult ears

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Otitis Media With Effusion: Treating Fluid in the Ear fluid in adult ears


This kind of ear infection can happen after any condition that keeps fluid from draining from the middle ear. These conditions include allergies, a cold, a sore.

Ear infections are less common in adults than in children, but they may be It's caused by fluid trapped behind the eardrum, which causes the eardrum to bulge.

Adults can find themselves with middle ear fluid as well. This may or may not be associated with an infection. Patients often report their primary physician.

Children are more likely than adults to get ear infections. Because ear infections Ear pain; Drainage of fluid from the ear; Trouble hearing.

For most adults, experiencing fluid in the middle ear symptoms may be subtle, but some adults report constant ear pain and debilitating.