Ear infections are common in children, but that doesn’t mean you can’t develop an ear infection as an adult. Kamran Jafri, MD PC, in New York City, offers advanced diagnostic testing and treatments for outer, middle, and inner ear infections. Call the Financial District or Midtown, Manhattan, office today, or click the online booking feature to schedule an appointment.
An ear infection typically means an infection in your middle ear, which is the space behind your eardrum that contains the small vibrating bones. This type of ear infection develops when bacteria get trapped because of swelling in your eustachian tube after about with a cold or flu.
You can also develop an outer ear infection, which is the portion of your ear that runs from your eardrum to the outside of your head. Sometimes referred to as swimmer’s ear, an outer ear infection most often occurs when water enters this part of the ear and gets trapped.
An inner ear infection refers to the irritation or inflammation of the parts of your ear responsible for hearing and balance. Bacteria or a virus rarely causes this type of ear infection.
Your ear infection symptoms depend on the portion of your ear it affects. Some of the most common symptoms include:
Due to the number of ear-related conditions that can lead to these types of symptoms, anytime you’re experiencing ear pain or other ear-related symptoms, you should contact Kamran Jafri, MD PC, for a comprehensive evaluation.
Kamran Jafri, MD PC, has advanced diagnostic tools to help diagnose ear infections. Your evaluation includes a review of your symptoms and medical history and a close examination of your ears.
To better understand the cause of your symptoms and determine the most accurate diagnosis, you may receive specialized tests to assess the structure and function of your ear, such as a CT scan or acoustic reflectometry.
Treatment for your ear infection depends on the type of ear infection you have, the severity of your symptoms, and how often you experience ear infections. Kamran Jafri, MD PC, develops customized solution-driven treatment plans aimed at resolving your condition altogether.
Treatment for your outer, middle, or inner ear infection may include:
If conservative measures fail to improve your symptoms or your ear infections are chronic, there are surgical options available to help you get the relief you need.
For expert care of your ear infections, contact Kamran Jafri, MD PC, by phone or request an appointment using the online booking feature.