Can a middle ear infection cause hearing loss?

Can a middle ear infection cause hearing loss?

Mononucleosis is a viral infection causing extreme fatigue, sore throat, fever, rash, muscle aches, and more. Sometimes ear wax can harden and block the ear canal, causing discomfort and itching, earache, and more. A middle ear infection puts pressure on the eardrum, causing pain and, sometimes, hearing loss.

What does it mean if you have an ear infection?

“Ear infections occur when fluid collects behind the ear drum and becomes infected,” says Raquel Nahra, MD, infectious diseases specialist at Cooper University Health Care. “ Middle ear infections usually follow a cold, the flu, or an upper respiratory tract infection.”

Is it contagious if you have an ear infection?

Ear infections can be painful, but they are treatable and not contagious. You can usually return to normal activities after the pain and fever subsides. Always practice good hand hygiene and cover your nose and mouth if you cough or sneeze to avoid spreading the cold germs that may be associated with an ear infection.

Why does my tooth hurt when I have an ear infection?

A middle ear infection puts pressure on the eardrum, causing pain and, sometimes, hearing loss. Toothbrush irritation, from improper brushing, causes receding gums, worn enamel, and tooth sensitivity.

What kind of skin problems does the Westie have?

Infection of the skin by the yeast Malassezia is a common complication of skin conditions in the Westie. Symptoms include hair loss, intense itching, black oily crusty skin, an unpleasant odor, and ear infections. The condition usually progressively gets worse.

Why does my Westie have a yeast infection?

Yeast Infections. Westies appear to be susceptible to developing Malassezia yeast infections in response to any kind of trauma or damage to the skin, such as scratching because of allergies or a minor wound. A veterinarian can attempt to diagnosis the condition under a microscope after taking a skin scraping.

Why does my dog keep getting ear infections?

Ear infections can also be caused by other problems, like parasites, plucking ears or debris, as well as some autoimmune disorders. Other potential causes include allergies, moisture, foreign bodies, excessive cleaning, wax buildup, injuries in the ear canal, and endocrine disorders (like thyroid disease).

What makes an ear infection an uncommon complication?

Uncommon ear infection complication s happen because of long term problems that have not been successfully treated or where symptoms seemed to go away. Without significant symptoms, it can be hard to know if a more serious problem is developing.