Causes And Risk Factors For An Ear Infection

Fluid Buildup In The Ear

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Since the Eustachian tube connects the throat with the middle ear, any germs and fluids that enter the body through the nose or were in the throat could be suctioned into the middle ear causing fluid buildup in the ear. The fluids may contain components that lead to the infection. The canal prevents build up and pressure in the ears when it's opened up. When it's swollen, the fluid buildup in the ear cannot be drained until a doctor checks on the infected area and releases the fluid professionally.

An otoscope is used to measure the extent of the damage inside the inner ear. The fluid buildup is one of the symptoms that cause discharge of fluids through the ear. To diagnose a problem regarding the ear, an otoscope blows air into the ear. If the eardrum is moving back and forth, it is behaving normally. If there is no movement back and forth, the eardrum is filled with fluid and therefore needs more attention. Taking the medication provided by the doctor will clear up the fluid from the ear. All the symptoms will soon disappear with it after treatment.

Continue to learn more information about the causes of ear infections.

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