Common Causes of Ear and Throat Problems
An ear infection occurs when a foreign bodies affects the middle ear just behind the eardrum. It can be painful because of inflammation and fluid accumulates in the middle ear. Eustachian tubes are small tubes that run from each ear directly to the back of the throat. An ear infection occurs when one of these tubes becomes swollen or blocked, causing fluid to build up in your middle ear. Symptoms are related with a streptococcal infection versus a different bacterial or viral infection. Possible causes are allergic rhinitis, food and drug allergies and common cold.
- Track 1-1 Tonsillopharyngitis
- Track 2-2 Inflammatory Infections
- Track 3-3 Allergic Rhinitis
- Track 4-4 Stridor