Urgent care near me for patients of all ages for a wide range of health conditions and non-life-threatening health issues. Virtual urgent care is also available for a variety of common illnesses and injuries.
Ear Infections (Acute Otitis Media)
What are ear infections?
Caused by bacteria or a virus that affects the middle ear, the air-filled space behind the eardrum that contains the tiny vibrating bones of the ear. Ear infections frequently are painful because of inflammation and buildup of fluids in the middle ear.
Long-term problems related to ear infections — persistent fluids in the middle ear, persistent infections or frequent infections — can cause hearing problems and other serious complications such as a tear or perforation of the eardrum, infection spreading to nearby tissues and bones.
Main Line Health otolaryngology and audiology experts treat and manage conditions affecting your ears, nose and throat at locations in the Philadelphia area.