Have you ever wondered what causes ear infections?
There are a number of things that can cause an ear infection. Bacterial or viral infections can cause an infection of the middle ear, although bacteria is the cause of most ear infections. If you are experiencing ear ache and suspect you may have an ear infection, FastMed Urgent Care can help.
The most common type of bacterial ear infections are caused by Streptococcus pneumococcus, Haemophilus influenzae, and Moraxella catarrhalis. Ear infections typically occur when swelling from allergies or an upper respiratory infection causes blockage of the Eustachian tubes that connect the middle ear to the throat, resulting in fluid that’s collected in the middle ear to be unable to drain.
If you are suffering from an ear infection, or are wondering what causes ear infection, visit your local FastMed Urgent Care clinic for care and treatment by a qualified medical professional.