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Most ear infections form in the middle ear. The
eustachian tube carries fluid from the middle ear to the throat. Sometimes
during a cold, the eustachian tube becomes swollen and fluid is trapped in the
middle ear. Bacteria or viruses can grow in this fluid and form an ear
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSusan C. Kim, MD - PediatricsKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerCharles M. Myer, III, MD - Otolaryngology
Current as ofJuly 29, 2016
Current as of:
July 29, 2016
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Charles M. Myer, III, MD - Otolaryngology
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