Otitis Media Can Have Serious Health Implications, Including Headaches And Nausea
It Is The Infection Of The Middle Ear And Can Cause Brain Abscess And Meningitis, Resulting In Headaches And Hearing Loss
Middle ear infection, also called otitis media, is treated with antibiotics. However, there are other serious health implications, such as hearing loss, meningitis, facial paralysis, and brain abscess. Otitis media is caused by an accumulation of pus and mucus behind the eardrum, as a result of a cold, allergy or an upper respiratory infection. It is common in children up to four years. If poorly treated, it can lead to a brain abscess, which the infection can lead to the accumulation of pus in the brain, which also caused headaches, nausea, and neurologic problems. Another serious outcome is bacterial meningitis, which also causes a severe headache, and the infection of the mastoid bone located behind the ear, which is called acute mastoiditis. A rare, but possible outcome is a hearing loss since the infection is affecting the inner ear. Click here for more information.