What are the symptoms of middle ear infections?

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The symptoms of middle ear infections include pain, fever, and difficulty hearing. The pain may make it difficult to sleep. In infants, increased irritability, crying, and pulling at the ears is common. These symptoms may occur with or follow a cold.

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Ear Disorders

Your ear is a complex organ composed of the outer, middle and inner ear (as well as fluid). Any disorder involving your ear -- ear infections, tinnitus, Meniere's disease -- can affect either your hearing or your balance. Treatmen...

t options for ear disorders vary based on the type of disorder you have.
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