Otitis Media

Otitis media is an infection of the middle ear, the area behind the eardrum.

Etiology for Otitis Media

Acute Otitis Media:

This type of infection is usually preceded by a cold. Inflammation around the Eustachian tube in the back of the nose occurs and bacteria can enter the middle ear via the Eustachian tube.

Chronic Otitis Media:

Otitis media becomes chronic when there is a persistence of middle ear fluid even after an acute infection has been appropriately treated.