EAR BLOCKED & INFECTION An ear infection occurs when a bacterial or viral infection affects the middle ear — the sections of your ear just behind the eardrum. Ear infections can be painful because of inflammation and fluid build-up in the middle ear. Ear infections can be chronic or acute. The causes of ear blockage blockage and infection include allergies, colds, sinus infections, excess mucus, smoking, infected or swollen adenoids (tissue near your tonsils that trap harmful bacteria and viruses) and changes in air pressure.
CONSULT A DOCTOR FOR ANY SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF EAR INFECTIONS? A few of the common symptoms of ear infections include mild pain or discomfort inside the ear a feeling of pressure inside the ear that persists fussiness in young infants, pus-like ear drainage, hearing loss.