In-depth

Causes

Ear infection (middle ear)

Ear infections are common in children. These bacterial or viral infections of the middle ear can cause mild to severe ear pain.

Tests and diagnosis

Amniocentesis

Amniocentesis — Overview covers definition, risks, results of this prenatal test.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of structures in your body.

Treatments and drugs

Ear tubes

Ear tubes surgically placed in the eardrums may prevent the accumulation of fluids in the middle ears and decrease the frequency of ear infections.

Jun. 14, 2012