ear infections are rare, but they can arise. Some
problems that can occur include:
Another complication of acute ear infections is ongoing inflammation
of the middle ear, a condition called chronic suppurative otitis media. The
major symptom of this condition is repeat or ongoing drainage of pus from the
ear through a small hole in the eardrum. Many children with chronic suppurative
otitis media have some hearing loss. Antibiotic therapy is the usual treatment for
The following complications may also develop if there are repeat ear
Rare complications include infection in the:
These problems are rare, and they are becoming even more rare.
November 7, 2012
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
& Andrew Swan, MD, CCFP, FCFP - Family Medicine & Charles M. Myer, III, MD - Otolaryngology
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