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The Difference Between Outer and Middle Ear Infections

Dr. Maithilee Menezes explains the differences between an outer ear infection vs middle ear infection. Ear infections are very common among children. They usually fall into one of two categories: outer ear infections and middle ear infections. We call an outer or external ear infection “swimmer’s ear.” On the other hand, a middle ear infection is the typical or classical ear infection in a young child. In this video, learn the most common symptoms for both. We also go over the best methods of treatment for ear infections.

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