Ear infections are often bacterial, viral or fungal and can lead to things like ear pain and fever. Children are much more susceptible to ear infections, but the good news is they often resolve on their own and without medication. In fact, 60-80 percent of infants suffer from ear infections before they reach their first birthday. By age 3, as many as 80-90 percent of children have experienced their first ear infection.
If you or a loved one suffers from recurrent or chronic ear infections, it might be time to see a doctor.
The onset of an ear infection is usually rapid and includes the following symptoms in children:
Common signs and symptoms in adults include:
Ear infections happen fast, so it’s important to understand the signs and know what to do in case you need to see a doctor. It’s important to get an accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment for ear infections, especially if:
If you or a loved one is experiencing one or more of these symptoms, please seek immediate medical treatment. Coastal Urgent Care of Baton Rouge is open for walk-ins 7 days a week between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Our team of skilled specialists has experience treating all types and severities of ear infections.