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Otitis Media

Otitis Media

Otitis Media

Acute Otitis Media is most common in children aged between 6 and 24 months. It is caused by an infection of the middle ear that causes inflammation and a build-up of fluid behind the ear drum. In most cases symptoms develop quickly and resolve themselves in a few days.

Symptoms include:

·         Earache

·         Fever

·         A lack of energy

·         Slight hearing loss

Most cases occur in babies, signs of a young child with an ear infection include:

·         Pulling, tugging, or rubbing their ear

·         Signs of difficulty hearing (unresponsiveness, inattentiveness)

·         Irritability or restlessness

·         Loss of balance


Most cases clear up in 3-5 days, but paracetamol and ibuprofen can be taken to relieve pain and fever.

Upon booking an appointment you are required to fill out the form which will be included in the confirmation email (in the form of a link).

This appointment does not guarantee you will be prescribed medication, this is dependent on the pharmacists opinion as to the whether it is suitable.

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