An inflammation of the middle ear, otitis media is characterized by swelling and redness of the affected spot. The condition also sees the buildup of fluid in the middle section of your ear. Slight loss in hearing, fever, earache, lack of energy are few of its symptoms. The problem occurs when an infection causes mucus to accumulate in the middle ear, causing the swelling or blockage of the Eustachian tube. Certain conditions like Down Syndrome and cleft palate can increase your risk of developing this condition.
HOW IS OTITIS MEDIA DIAGNOSED?
OM with effusion (OME) often occurs following an AOM episode.