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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 infection.
Current as ofOctober 21, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffSusan C. Kim, MD - PediatricsKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Current as of:
October 21, 2018
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
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